Monday, March 12, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - A Princess of Mars

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!

Several weeks ago I began reading A Princess of Mars, hoping to have it finished before the movie John Carter was released.  I set it aside to read Timeless by Gail Carriger, and now have returned to this classic sci-fi/fantasy novel - and I'm really enjoying the "old-school" style of writing!

The Tease:
 "Thus was the edifice of my brief dream of happiness dashed, broken, to the ground of reality.  The woman for whom I had offered my life, and from whose lips I had so recently heard a declaration of love for me, had lightly forgotten my very existence and smilingly given herself to the son of her people's most hated enemy."
 -A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

What's your Tease?


  1. Interesting title of this book but the teaser doesn't grab me.

    Here's ours:

  2. Sounds tragic.

    My tease:

  3. Oh I love the flow and phrasing of that teaser quote, makes me want to read that book! Thank you for adding yet another book to my TBR list :P

  4. It's a very formal style of writing. Certainly sounds like an interesting book!

  5. My husband is rereading these all right now, and loves them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Very nice teaser! Thanks for sharing!
    Btw, I've nominated you for an award, you can see here