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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Soulless

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!

As much as I love the look of Steampunk, I haven't been around it enough to see it "in action." Still, love the concept of brass and contraptions infused with Victorian era dress and manners. So when I heard about a Steampunk novel, I was intrigued. But when the same book also features the supernatural? Well, I am all over that!

Here's a portion of the info from Goodreads: "First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette." Alexia Tarabotti was born without a soul, which, luckily for her, means that supernatural creatures cannot use their powers on her. This ability also pushes her into a precarious position once a shift occurs in the previously contained vampire hives.

Here's the Teaser:
"'And'--she paused dramatically, lowered her voice, and in sepulchral* tones--'he had a fang lisp.'Professor Lyall looked shocked and blinked largely at her through the asymmetrical lenses; among vampires, lisping was the height of vulgarity."
-pg 19, Soulless by Gail Carriger

What are you reading?

* Because I had to go and look it up, thought I'd tell you, also. "Sepulchral" means "hollow and deep." Now you know! And knowing is half the battle.**

** If you caught that reference, then you are as awesome as me! Which is to say that you are also a big dork.


Cherie Reich said...

Hehe! Great teaser! I have this one on my Kindle to read. I do like steampunk, even though I haven't read too much of it.

Here's my TT.

Shannon said...

Oooh...this one sounds interesting...I'm never going to get through the pile of books I want to read if I keep adding to it!

My teaser is from Unorthodox

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

Nice! I actually just finished this book today haha.
This was my second attempt at Steampunk and I found this one to quite hilarious. Hope you're enjoying it!
- Cyn @ Bookmunchies.com

Lizzy said...

Love, love, love this series! Great teaser :)

Vanessa said...

I love this series! And the first book is my favorite. Enjoy!

My teaser this week is from The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill.

Jillian @ PidginPea's Book Nook said...

I've been thinking about getting more into steampunk myself. I love the idea of it but haven't read too many actual steampunk books yet. Soulless sounds great! I may have to start there... :)

Here's a link to my teaser from Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Thanks in advance if you come visit! :)

Anonymous said...

I read this book a while ago, but I remember that it had quite a few witty lines like this one. Good choice!

Christine Rains said...

Ha! Love that teaser! I'll have to add this to my TBR list. Vampires and steampunk. Nice.

Jeannette said...

Nice teaser. That cover is AWESOME. I have to admit that the biggest appeal of steampunk for me are the book covers. Thanks for commenting on mine - I'm following you back!

Anonymous said...

I love this teaser! And thanks for the word definition! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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