Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays--Days of Blood and Starlight

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!
So I'm reading two books right now and thought I'd do teasers from each. This is from Laini Taylor's Days of Blood and Starlight.
"These corpses, they were torn, as mice by cats. Akiva couldn't tell if he had known them--the blood daubs had done their work--but on several of the faces there remained enough flesh to make out the mutilation. The obscene smiles hadn ot been seen for generations, but all seraphim and chimaera knew them from graven memory. This was the Warlord's signature. 
It was what he had done to his seraph masters when he rose up from slavery a thousand years ago and changed the world. It was a powerful and unmistakable symbol of rebellion."

And these are from Max Brooks's World War Z, set to hit the big screen in June. Pg. 271.
"Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? At least this time around we knew what we were combating, but when you added up all the experience, all the data we'd compiled on their origin, their physiology, their strengths, their weaknesses, their motives, and their mentality, it still presented us with a very gloomy prospect for victory.
 The book of war, the one we've been writing since one ape slapped another, was completely useless in this situation. We had to write a new one from scratch."

What are you reading this week?


  1. Laini Taylor's writing is beautiful though I still have to get to Days of Blood and Starlight :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  2. Very decriptive teases! Haven't read these. :)

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)