Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - Moonglass by Jessi Kirby

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 my current read-a-thon book, Moonglass by Jessi Kirby. This is very much a beach read, bringing the sun, the sand, and the moon shining off the ocean to life. This is a snippet from a scene where the main character, Anna, does a little cliff-jumping, in tradition with the lifeguard's end of summer bonfire:
Time slowed down instantly, and I felt the surprising ease of plummeting. The stars shone below me, wavy on the water, and I had time to think that nothing could be more beautiful. When I sliced through the surface, warm water enveloped me. I opened my mouth and let out a squeal. Bubbles poured out and sailed upward, and then . . . quiet. I closed my eyes and drifted toward the surface, wanting to keep the quiet peace I felt right at that moment. ~ pg. 75
*This is the ARC version and lines, pages, cover art may differ from final copy

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.

Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.

While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.

*Description taken from Goodreads 


Tiffany said...

Great teaser! I haven't read this one yet but I've heard a ton of good things about. I'll have to read it soon.

Safari Poet said...

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

The Golden Eagle said...

Great teaser. I love the description--and I've never heard of the book before!

mrssmith88 said...

Abarat by Clive Barker

This is where Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, and the villian of the story is described.

"As always, he wore a collar of translucent material that resembled glass, which had been devised to cover the lower half of his head. It was filled with a blue fluid, which was now suddenly lit up by presence of several snaking forms."

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