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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: the Goose Girl

Teaser Tuesdays 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 a few “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!

I recently went to a writers' conference and got to meet several authors whose books I enjoyed. I was reserved enough to not gush all over them, but it was kinda exciting. While I kept my cool amongst Melanie Jacobson, Anne Perry, and Tyler Whitesides, if ever I get the chance to meet Shannon Hale, I just know I will swoon like a fangirl and look completely ridiculous. But her books really are that good. 

And because my version of events sounds lame, I'm using the summary from GoodReads: 
"Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani's journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to assist her. Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny." 
Here's the Teaser:
The woman squinted at her and couched or, perhaps, laughed."You've got something in you, don't you, now?"
Ani creased her brow.
"Words, young thing. In you. More than you think, I think."
"is it magic, what I have?"
- pg. 121, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

What are you reading? 


gautami tripathy said...

Love your teaser!! My tbr pile will never get shorter.....!!!

Here is my teaser post with a guest review from my brother

LibrarySnake said...

Great teaser. Sounds like a fun read :)


Tasha said...

Great teaser! You can find mine here.

Elaine Smith said...

I enjoyed the light-hearted warmth of your teaser.
I have been experimenting with Donald Maass' writing tips:
"They say, if the Clar claims you for his own, he’s a jealous lover," she said. "I freed myself once. And sneaked round, and away, behind his back the next. If I go to him again, he’ll hold me firm. This time, I fear he’ll make me his.”

Kim@Time2Read said...

Fun teaser! The book sounds interesting, too! Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa Owens said...

I loved this book and the whole series -- great teaser!

My teaser is from THE APOTHECARY'S DAUGHTER by Julie Klassen.

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