Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Nov 24)

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 Greenglass House by Kate Milford.

A rambling old inn, a strange map, an attic packed with treasures, squabbling guests, theft, friendship, and an unusual haunting mark this smart middle grade mystery in the tradition of the Mysterious Benedict Society books and Blue Balliet's Chasing Vermeer series.
It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House-and themselves.
(384 pages)
Here's this week's teaser, from page 1:
There's a right way to do things and a wrong way, if you're going to run a hotel in a smugglers' town.
You shouldn't make it a habit to ask too many questions, for one thing. And you probably shouldn't be in it for the money. Smugglers are always going to be flush with cash as soon as they find a buyer for the eight cartons of fountain pen cartridges that write in illegal shades of green, but they never have money today. You should, if you are going to run a smugglers' hotel, get a big account book and assume that whatever you write in it, the reality is, you're going to get paid in fountain pen cartridges. If you're lucky. You could just as easily get paid with something even more useless. 
Let me know what you think of the book, and check back on Friday for my review!


  1. This book sounds like it would be fun to read. I like the quirky characters, and I'm curious about a smugglers' hotel.
    My Tuesday post features The Beach House.

  2. What a great teaser! This sounds like it will be a fun one. I definitely want to know more.

    1. Thanks, Literary Feline! It's definitely a fun book - though it has a rather strange twist, which I sort of love and sort of don't.

  3. The first sentence did it for me. Hope you like my teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-12n

    1. Haha, I kept putting off reading it because the cover looked slightly boring. I flipped open to the first page just out of random curiosity, read the first line, and immediately couldn't put it down.

  4. So many ways this could be a fun read. That blurb hooked me immediately!

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/11/24/teaser-tuesdays-137-a-piece-of-you/

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Laura! It's definitely a fun, quirky book.


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