Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief + a Couple of Contests

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “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

This week's teaser comes from Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief
"Absolute terror ran through my body. I did the only thing that came naturally: I swung the sword." ~ pg. 13

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

*Some Contests to Check Out*
  • Maggie Stiefvater is holding a GIANT Linger giveaway that I already posted about. - Ends 2/21
  • Twisted Fates' Cafe is giving away 3 sets of books for answering the question How do you help others? Whether you volunteer in your community, donate to a charity, or donate used items to goodwill. How do you make a difference? - Ends 2/28
  • Once Upon a Book Blog/Fourteen Years - Robby is giving away a book released in either January or February to one lucky follower - Ends 2/28 
  • Caster Girls is holding an exclusive Beautiful Creatures contest in celebration of Lena's 16th birthday. You can win a slew of things, including custom Chucks from authors Kami and Margie. - Ends 3/5
  • Tales of the Ravenous Reader is holding a Fantastic February Book Contest for one follower to win 6 books. - Ends 3/7
  • The Undercover Book Lover is holding a Birthday Bash Contest. One winner gets 10 books. International - Ends 3/10
  • Storywings 49 follower contest - 4 winners so far with a bunch of books to choose from. International - Ends 3/19


MarceJ said...

Thats a perfect Teaser.

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Another Daydreamer said...

Great teaser. I'm looking forward to reading this!

Here's my teaser.

~Jennifer~ said...

I just read The Lightning Thief and it was amazing. Great teaser!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice one :)

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

I love this series! Your teaser makes me want to re-read 'em all. :)

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I really want to read this one, it looks really good. Great teaser!

Kirthi said...


Bere said...

Great teaser! =)

BrittLit said...

Great teaser, I really need to read this.

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