Teaser Tuesday: Unknown by Rachel Caine

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Here’s the rules:

  1. Get the book you’re currently reading
  2. Open it to any random page
  3. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page (Be courteous of your readers)
  4. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!

This week’s teaser involves Unknown by Rachel Caine, the second book in her Outcast Season series, which releases February 2, 2010.  I’m currently waiting for Undone to get in at the library and then I’ll be breaking this one open.

From page 73:

I shrugged. “I am simply pointing out that you make your own luck. Whether you use it or not is your choice.”

“Yeah, well, stop putting bad thoughts in my head already.”

“Was I?”

Our eyes locked, and I felt his attention like the heat of a distant fire.   “Pretty much all the time.”

From page 198:

With a scream of fracturing rock, the street outside erupted, pulping metal and stone in a geyser of smoke and dust, ad something…stood up from the wreckage.

No. Built itself from the wreckage.  Piece by piece, stone by stone.  A vaguely head-like piece of boulder.  Twisted metal for arms, ending in sharp prongs that sparked random electrical current from the underground power lines.  A body amassed of hot asphalt studded with trash, metal, and a single screaming face embedded in the torso, an unfortunate pedestrian caught up in the inanity, frozen in his moment of death.

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  1. Bad thoughts for sure. Gotta have sexual tension for a little spice! The second excerpt sounds a bit transformer-ish.

    Thanks for the tease! Mine is up from Alone by Marissa Farrar

  2. “For the first fifteen years of her life, she’d been told and shown time and again that she was nothing. Her parents had no use for her;her best friend had helped destroy her; customers had beaten her, stolen from her and debased her; people with normal lives had kept their distance from her as if being homeless and poor and a prostitute might be contagious.” This is from Passion To Die For by Marilyn Pappano thanks for sharing yours. susan L.

  3. “I don’t think so, Mindy. I still haven’t gotten past the fact that you blew up my car.”
    “Your destruction of the curse blew up your car” she corrected.
    From “Hex Appeal” by Linda Wisdom

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