Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Ice

After taking almost a week off reading, I'm back, and hoping to balance the novel writing with the novel reading. I have here a copy of Sarah Beth Durst's Ice, which is terribly exciting for me. My favourite fairytale of all time, thanks largely to Mercer Meyer, is East of the Sun, West of the Moon. This book is set in present-day Alaska, and I'm really interested to see how the elements of the fairytale are incorporated into the story. For one thing, it doesn't sound like the North Wind is quite as benevolent as he might be.

Now, today's teaser isn't going to be entirely random. For me, mood is an incredibly important thing for reading. If I'm not in the mood, it can really put me off a book. On the other hand, if it's a really good book, it can put me in the right mood for reading it. Today I'm teasing the lines that put me in the mood to read Ice. Because so far, this book is awesome.

From Ice by Sarah Beth Durst, p7:

What breed of idiot went out on the ice without a face mask? You'd never catch her making that kind of newbie mistake. No, she thought, I specialize in the more spectacular mistakes, such as misplacing a full-grown polar bear.

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Include the title and author.


Marce said...

Nice choice, I like that kind of sarcasm.

Mine is here

Alayne said...

Good one, it made me chuckle. Here is mine:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

That's funny! Here is mine

Jennifer said...

I adore well placed sarcasm in a book. My teaser is here:

Anonymous said...

A great teaser! I don't think anything could make me want to read this book more than I already do right now, though!

Calico Crazy said...

Fun teaser, she sounds like my kind of character.

My teaser is up at Calico Contemplations.

christine said...

I love fairy tale elements in a story. So true about being in the right mood when it comes to reading. Great teaser!

Anonymous said...

Haha! You definitely need to be a pro to make that kind of mistake :)

Here's my Teaser Tuesday.

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I think Cassie is a pretty well-grounded young adult, and her voice is great. I'm looking forward to spending the rest of the book with her.

Ana S. said...

This is my all-time favourite fairy tale too :D Very excited to read this.

Unknown said...

I'll let you know how it is!