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!)
Okay, I’m cheating again, but only in the sense that this teaser isn’t from a current read. The teaser that I’m featuring today is from Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel. Why did I pick this one? Well, even though I’ve gotten a few TBR books on hand, I’m stuck in reread mode, which isn’t even this book (my current reread is from a book I already featured – I know, the fact that I have a serious addiction has already been established.) I know that there are some of you out there who don’t understand how anyone could read a book that they have already read. There are those of you who would never pick up a book more than once. I’m obviously not one of those people. I enjoy rereading a book almost as much as I enjoyed it the first time, sometimes more. No matter how long ago the first reading took place, I always find a new aspect or little hidden morsel that the author hinted to me the first time that I totally missed. Plus there are some characters and worlds that I just can’t get enough of and revisiting them is a familiar and wonderful escape.This teaser is near the beginning of the book. It’s during the first meeting between Will and Tessa.
The moment his hand closed about the stone, light blazed up from it again, raying out through his fingers. For the first time Tessa saw that he had a design on the back of his hand, drawn there as if in black ink. It looked like an open eye. “As for the temperature of Hell, Miss Grey,” he said, “let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who’s trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.
Gotta love Will’s modesty. As for rereading this one, I already have once. The second book in the Infernal Devices Trilogy, Clockwork Prince, will be released on December 6. Mundie Moms (a Cassaandra Clare/YA Book fan site) will be hosting a Clockwork Angel Read Along. I’m trying to hold out until then – wish me luck!