Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Oct 27)

Okay, so for those of you who are new to this meme, here's how it works:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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!

My current read is an ARC of My Diary from the Edge of the World by Heather Hepler, which comes out November 3.


Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.

To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.
(432 pages)

Here's this week's teaser (from Simon and Schuster, because I can't quote the ARC - click the link to read the first chapter):
The dragons have been especially destructive this year. People are blaming it on the weather: It’s been colder than usual, so the migrations started early. (Dragons hate the cold I guess, and I do too. I wish I had wings to fly to South America every year.) Last week one burned down the T.J.Maxx in Valley Forge (all those bargains literally up in flames).
Let me know what you think of the book, and check back on Friday for my review!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book I would love. Until I read my TBR pile down it will have to go on my very long wish list.

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    1. Haha, I know how that is! It's a great book, though, if you ever do get around to it.

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  2. This does sound like a book I would enjoy. I haven't heard of it before. My YA teaser this week features The Anatomical Shape of the Heart by Jenn Bennett. Happy reading!

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    1. Yeah, it's a great book! It's a little more serious in parts than I'd expected, but I really loved it all the same. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!

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  3. Sounds like a great children's book with lots of fantasy and drama.
    My Tuesday post features Shem Creek.

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    1. That's exactly what it is. It's a little more serious/sad than I'd thought it would be, but it's a truly wonderful book nonetheless. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra!

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  4. This looks interesting- I haven't read many books where dragons are in the real world, but it is a facinating premise.

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    1. Yes, it definitely is. I love the way the book does it - dragons are perfectly ordinary to the main characters, but things like airplanes or highways seem so incredible to them. :)

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    2. It adds a really poignant feeling to the entire book when Gracie wonders about the people from the ExtraOrdinary World (i.e. our world), thinking they must be desensitized to the wonders around them. This, from the girl who thinks Sasquatches are ordinary.

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  5. This looks interesting- I haven't read many books where dragons are in the real world, but it is a facinating premise.

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