Monday, November 21, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - A Discovery of Witches

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* 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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!

Can I just pause for a moment and say how MUCH I'm enjoying this book?!  It is seriously, amazingly good, and I'm so glad I finally decided to listen to the person who recommended it to me.  Good stuff!!

In this scene, Ysabeau, Matthew's mother, tries to drive home the point that vampires are not always the romantic and noble creatures that humans sometimes imagine.

The Tease:
 "Ysabeau grabbed my horse's reins.  There were tiny drops of blood on her cream shirt. 
"Do you think vampires are beautiful now?  Do you still think it would be easy to live with my son, knowing that he must kill to survive?" 
It was difficult for me to put "Matthew" and "killing" in the same sentence.  Were I to kiss him one day, when he was just returned from hunting, there might still be the taste of blood on his lips. 
And days like the one I was now spending with Ysabeau would be regular occurrences."
 -A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness

What's your Tease?


  1. wow great teaser!
    here is my teaser:

  2. Great one. I haven't read it but my mom has she loved it.

  3. Everyone seems to be loving that book right now. I have it on my wish list...
    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday post. :)


  4. Wow... Nice tease Here's mine

    P/S I'm following you =3

  5. Oo fab teaser :-)

    Passing through (& following) for T.T's. Here's mine:


  6. A captivating teaser.

  7. Ooooh great teaser! I'll have to check this out on GR!

    Teaser Tuesday @ Radiant Shadows