Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards

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 a middle grade book that I'm right in the middle of. The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards has something for everyone and I'm loving the two main characters.
"Guilt is such a useless emotion, Zee. You learn that by the time you get to my age. Besides, if I remember correctly, we were the ones that kidnapped you. Our fates were tied to yours the day we made that choice." ~ pg. 180
*This is the ARC version and lines, pages, cover art may differ from final copy

Magic, Djinn, Ogres, and Sorcerers. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings, long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying usurper who, even with his eyes closed, can see all.

When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she must go to any lengths to rescue her. Along with her best friend, Ridhan—a silver-haired, violet-eyed boy of mysterious origins—and an unlikely crew of sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.

*Description taken from Goodreads

4 comments:

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

This book looks so cute, and I love the teaser. I have to admit that it sounds much deeper than I originally expected this book to be, but that's a good thing!

Candace said...

This book sounds so good!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

It has so much going for it and I really did enjoy it. It was a lot longer than I realized, but I think MG readers will be enthralled with it.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

It is good! It has so many different elements to it that I think almost anyone will enjoy it.

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