Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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 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!
Author: Antonia Michaelis
Year Published: 2011
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Reading Level: Young Adult
Anna and Abel couldn’t be more different. They are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prisonlike tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. It’s a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality. Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet. Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his “enemies” begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she?
Award-winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel: a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama.
"You're the most selfish, thoughtless person I've ever known! What you've done is unforgivable. You know what's going to happen, don't you? You knew it all along. But you didn't care. Of course not. All you thought about was yourself and your small, pitiful world. You found a solution for yourself, though not a solution for me...for us. You didn't think about us for a second...and then he's crying, crying like a child, which his head on her shoulder."
I'm really loving this book! The storytelling segments and the real world segments are meshing so well together and I can't wait to see what else will happen between Anna and Abel!
Do you have a book that you are currently reading that you would like to show to everyone else? Please feel free to post your Teaser Tuesday in the comments below and I'll check them out!