Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: wk1

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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!

The Twin's Daughter
"He almost died," I pointed out. "Not that I have any other experience of it, but I would guess that when people almost die, their worth automatically goes up, at least to some small degree."

~ page 184 of The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Hmmm, I've only just started this book, but I really want to know who died. What is your Teaser Tuesday?

As I was reading through Under the Boardwalk's teaser, I came across this other meme that sounds fun.

So here's the first paragraph for The Twin's Daughter
"I was thirteen the year everything changed with a single knock at the door.

It was a strong door, sturdy oak, the kind designed to keep the worst of the world's elements outside while keeping safe the occupants on the inside. My mother was making the rounds of the neighborhood, as she often did on weekdays, preferring the use of her own feet to the carriage, while my father was no doubt at his club, regaling his friends with stories concerning the progress of the latest novel he was writing; born into great wealth, my father could afford to treat his career with leisure."


Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day…a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy's own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy's mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known. And the transformation in Aunt Helen is indeed remarkable. But when Helen begins to imitate her sister in every way, even Lucy isn't sure at times which twin is which. Can Helen really be trusted, or does her sweet face mask a chilling agenda


Zakiya LadyWings said...

Awesome teaser! I will have to look into that other meme; looks like fun :). Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your first follower; congrats!!

~Zakiya LWings

Kati R said...

What an interesting teaser. Your worth goes up after you die?

Paulita said...

I've read books by Lauren Baratz Logsted before and enjoyed them. You know what I don't like about the opening, all of those "was" verbs. Maybe because I've been knocking them out of my own manuscript. The book idea sounds fun. Let us know if you like it.

Cecilia said...

Awesome teaser! I so wanna read that book ;)

SimplyMe said...

Cute teaser! Haven't heard of this one, but looks interesting!

Cute blog, got yourself another follower!

Teaser Tuesdays--Book Addict

Anonymous said...

Great teaser and great book cover! I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds like a thrilling read. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today!

Kelsey said...

I want to know who almost died too!! Great teaser!

Nise' said...

I am definitely intrigued.

Sally said...

Great teaser. I read this book last year and I looooved it. Can't wait to read LBL's next book.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier! Here's mine: http://beltwayliterature.com/2011/05/31/teaser-tuesday-one-for-the-money/

Sonny said...

Haha, love the teaser. Little bit of comedy?
Thanks for the visit!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This book sounds terrific. I loved the teaser. Thanks for joining in!

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

I haven't heard of this book. Thanks for the teaser, I think I will have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by my teaser today.

jlshall said...

Great teaser! Hope you enjoy this one - certainly sounds intriguing.

Anonymous said...

I love the teaser too! It really is making me wonder who almost died & who seems to not be caring. I'll be checking it out!

Sandy Ruth said...

Hmmm. Like artists whose work is worth more after they're dead? Great teaser!
Here's mine: Sandy's Teaser

Tracy.H said...

I have not heard of this one before. I will have to take a closer look. Great teaser! And thanks for stoppin' by my blog today. :0)

Ange said...

Great teaser!!! I will be putting this onto my TBR pile. I love the cover. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Ange @ Moonlight Reader

Popin said...

Zakiya, thanks for the follow!

Kati R, if you are rich and famous, I suppose it goes up?

Paulita, hehe when I got into my editing mode I feel the same way. ^_^

Cecilia, the book is amazing, definitely get a chance to read it!

SimplyMe, I’m following you too!

thewordjar, No problem! I hope you check out this book!

Kelsey, I won’t ruin it, but if you get the chance to read the book and then come across this page, you might be having a different feeling. I know I was.

Nise’, I was too!

Sally, her next book looks good (I say this as a middle child so I can instantly relate to the main character :p )

Jeremy, no problem!

Sonny, hehe, you’re welcome!

Diane, thank you for hosting this!

Lisa, Definitely check out the book!

Jlshall, I really enjoyed this the review will be up today!

Klt1128, I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it!

Sandy Ruth, thank you!

Tracy, no problem, I hope you get the chance to read this book

Ange, I love the cover as well.