Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Teaser Tuesdays: The Stolen Chapters by James Riley (Jan 12)

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 Story Thieves #2: The Stolen Chapters by James Riley, which comes out next Tuesday.

Owen Conners would never jump into a mystery. There are too many hidden clues, twists that make no sense, and an ending you never see coming. Mysteries are just not Owen’s thing. So how exactly did he end up in one with his memory erased? And that’s far from the only question.
How did Kiel Gnomenfoot, boy magician, lose all of his magic? Where’s Bethany, their half-fictional friend? And who’s the annoying guy wearing the question mark mask and Sherlock Holmes hat, taunting Owen and Kiel that Bethany is in grave danger?
Bethany is trapped in a hidden room that’s slowly filling with water, and she can’t escape until her friends find her. But is she imprisoned by more than just chains and a locked door? What’s she hiding from Owen and Kiel?
Maybe some mysteries just shouldn’t be solved…
(368 pages)

Here's this week's teaser, from page 14:
Owen turned to find himself staring at a short figure wearing a brown overcoat, a Sherlock Holmes hat, and a white mask with a black question mark where the face should have been.
Well. That wasn't good.
"Gentlemen," the masked figure said, crossing his arms over his chest. "I would say the game is afoot, but unfortunately, your game is already over." 
Let me know what you think of the book, and check back on Friday for my review!


  1. Sounds like an interesting premise. Here's my link: wp.me/p3Nz8P-A9

    1. It's definitely a great premise, one I haven't seen anywhere else. Happy (late) Tuesday!

    2. I keep track of whether I've responded to all comments by whether the number of comments are even and odd, so I'm posting this comment purely in order to make my comments even again. Yes, I am slightly neurotic.

  2. Sounds like an interesting premise. Here's my link: wp.me/p3Nz8P-A9


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