Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau (April 28)

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 the fourth Book of Ember, The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau. Please don't read ahead if you haven't read the other books in the series! Here is my review of the first book, The City of Ember.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
It’s been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember. Together, Lina and Doon must go back underground to retrieve what was lost and bring light to a dark world.
In the fourth Book of Ember, bestselling author Jeanne DuPrau juxtaposes yet another action-packed adventure with powerful themes about hope, learning, and the search for truth.
(293 pages)
This week's quote comes from page 140:
"We don't read," said Trogg shortly. "So quit yapping about it. We don't approve of reading; we stopped doing it a long time ago. It's a useless trick. Everything we need to know came down to us from our fathers and our grandfathers and their fathers before them." 
Does this interest you? Check back on Friday for my review!


  1. Sounds intriguing. A good adventure.

    My teaser this week is from a YA paranormal novel: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-empath-by-becca-j-campbell/

    1. It is! It's a great book, I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for stopping by, PD Workman!

  2. Oh, I am not sure I would like a society that doesn't read :-) but the series sounds interesting. Will check out your reviews later on. Thanks for sharing. I found you via Jenn's Teaser Tuesday! Mine is not on my Blogger blog but here: https://justfoolingaroundwithbee.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/teaser-tuesday-the-chakra-series/

    1. Well, not everyone is illiterate in the books. Doon, the person Trogg is addressing, is absolutely shocked by Trogg's attitude toward books! :) Thanks for stopping by, Bee.


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