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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Mr. Monster

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 away too much. 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 teaser!

John Cleaver is not a serial killer but he is a sociopath. To keep the appearance of a normal teenager, John created a strict list of rules for himself, allowing him to contain his darker side, Mr. Monster. When a real serial killer targeted his town, John was able to use his own instincts track him down and kill him (this happened in the first book). Just this once. But now that Mr. Monster has had a taste of blood, he's not so willing to go back behind the wall of John's rules. So what is John to do when another murderer, just as demonic and deadly as the last one, comes looking for the last one? And how was he to know that demons had friends?

I just started this one so I'm not very far along. Seems like most of the books on my To Be Read pile are from a series. "Mr. Monster" is the sequel to "I Am Not A Serial Killer" by Dan Wells. And I just found out that there's a third book! Woot!

The Teaser:
"The thing was, my rules were designed to keep Mr. Monster in, but they had the brutally efficient side effect of keeping everyone else out. A guy who forces himself to ignore people anytime he starts to get to know them is not a guy who's going to make a lot of friends."
- pg. 25, "Mr. Monster" by Dan Wells
What book are you reading?


Blessed Rain said...

Very emotive sentence.

Lucy (The Secret Life of Books) said...

Sounds like an interesting series! Great teaser.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Pooch said...

Quite the recipe for loneliness, isn't it? Interesting teaser!

Jennifer said...

It sounds as though an internal conflict is occurring.
My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays-something-for-nothing.html

Stacey Donaldson said...

Reminds me of Mr. Brooks (which I loved by the way). I think I'll have to put Mr. Monster on my TBR!

Good one!

Here's mine:


Anonymous said...

Great teaser! I loved reading that book last year. I need to get around to the third one soon...

Once my TBR pile shrinks a bit. :)

sinn said...

You know, this actually reminds me of the Dexter Morgan books. The series is awesome, but I don't think it captures the same essence that this teaser does. Awesome choice! I'm definitely going to have to find this series @ the library or @ our local Hastings!

Btw, the name of your blog just makes me roar!! *giggle*

Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday_19.html

sinn @ sinnful books

Shannon Lawrence said...

Very interesting! It reminds me of Dexter, but sounds like it may be better. I definitely want to check out this series. BTW, most of my TBR pile is currently series, too.

Louisa said...

Sounds interesting! I like it!

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