[Teaser Tuesdays]: June 2

TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!








First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It lets us share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. 









Another post for Teaser Tuesday and First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros! I'm so happy that I read 4 books this week. Initially I set the Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge to 50 books, but I realize that I'm never going to make it with all the college stuffs. So I cut it down to 25 books for this year [even though I'm hoping for more :( ]

Today I'll be highlighting another Melina Marchetta's book. This is new from her for me. I adore all her contemporary books, so I'm sure despite the fantasy genre, she will surprise me all the more!




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The first paragraph and teaser:



First paragraph from Prologue:



A long time ago, in the spring before the five days of the unspeakable, Finnikin of the Rock dreamed that he was to sacrifice a pound of flesh to save the royal house of Lumatere.

The dream came to him from the gods on the eve of the Harvest Moon Festival, when the whole of the kingdom slept under the stars in the Field of Celebration. It was Finnikin's favorite night of the year, watching his fellow Lumaterans dance and give thanks for a life of peace and plenty. When the dawn broke and the priest-king sang the Song of Lumatere, the joy in people's souls lit up their world. And what a world it was - made up of those hailing from the Flatlands, the Forest, the Rock, the Mountains, and the River. All protected by a beloved king and queen and their five children, said to be descended from the gods themselves.



First paragraph from The First Chapter:


When it finally appeared in the distance, Finnikin wondered if it was some phantom half-imagined in this soulless kingdom at the end of the world.

There had always been talk that this land had been forsaken by the gods. Yet perched at the top of a rocky outcrop, cloaked in blue-gray mist, was proof to the contrary: the cloister of the goddess Lagrami.




Random teaser:

"You started this when you forced us to cut flesh from our bodies, Finnikin," Lucian whispered. "But I would do it a thousand times over to see our queen lead us back home to Lumatere."

~p. 295, "Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1)" by Melina Marchetta.



Share with me what you're reading this week! :)

32 comments:

  1. This isn't the type of story I would be drawn to, but yet there is something intriguing about that intro. Hope you enjoy it.

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    1. You should try it someday, Diane! Thanks for visiting! It's an honour as always! :)

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  2. I'm not much of a fantasy reader, but I hope you enjoy this one!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting, JoAnn!

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  3. Beautiful cover!

    This week I have an excerpt from the iconic Joanna Penn: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-stone-of-fire/

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    1. I love the cover too! Thanks for visiting, PD!

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  4. I'm not sure this one is for me, but I hope you are enjoying it.
    Today I'm featuring Letters To The Lost by Iona Grey.

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  5. Don't think this one is for me, but thanks for sharing.

    My Tuesday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-108.html

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  6. Seems to me I have a copy of this somewhere on TBR mountain. I hope you are enjoying it. My YA teaser this week comes from Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman. Happy reading!

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    1. Lots of people say this book is really good. Hope you'll find some time to read this too, Kathy! Thanks for visiting.

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  7. I don't read much fantasy either, but I'd be interested in knowing what kind of creatures these are. Love that cover - so gauzy, pretty.

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    1. I love the cover too. Thanks for commenting, Kay!

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  8. I haven't heard of this one, but the prose is lovely....I can picture everything described. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Marchetta's incredible work indeed! Thanks, Laurel!

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  9. I love the cover. Melina Marchetta is an author I have heard wonderful things about, but I have yet to read any of her books. This does sound like it will be good.

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    1. You should try her books! I read 3 of them and it was fantastic!

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  10. There is something very intriguing about the opening paragraphs but it isn't really my kind of book - I do hope you enjoy it! Here's my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/first-chapter-first-paragraph-june-2/

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    1. Thanks for the comment and visit, Cleo!

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  11. That's a wonderful teaser. But oddly creepy - cutting flesh?

    Mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/teaser-tuesday-the-disappeared/

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    1. I know. I think they just exaggerated it :)
      Thanks for the visit!

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  12. Hmm. I think I might have this one. I recognize the opening and cover. Must check on that!

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/02/teaser-tuesdays-117-dont-try-to-find-me-2/

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    1. Yes, you should! Thanks for the comment, Laura!

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  13. I like this author and would keep reading.

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  14. First paragraphs and teaser sounds interesting! Here's my Teaser Tuesday
    PS: New GFC follower

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    1. Thanks for the comment and the follow, Priyanka!

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  15. Cutting your own flesh a thousand times over!? What gives!? That teaser really sets the tone :)

    Claudia @ My Soul Called Life

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    1. Sounds creepy, but I think it was only an exaggeration. Thanks for the comment, Claudia!

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  16. Nice teaser, Eryn! I have this book on my TBR, but I haven't started it yet. So, so many books ;)

    Have a great week and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. You should start it immediately then! Thanks for visiting, Lexxie!

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