Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (17): The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

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Teaser Tuesday 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 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!

This week's teaser comes from the following book:






Title: The Hallowed Ones
Author: Laura Bickle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: September 25, 2012
Purchase:  Amazon |  B&N

Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can’t leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family’s barn—at what cost to her community?




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My teaser:

"My fingers wound in the burnt grass, and my heart hammered. 
I knew, deep in the core of my being,
 that there was something terrible in there..."
                                                   -pg 17

This book is off to a very good start!  I'm so intrigued by Katie and her Amish family.  I can't wait to see where this story takes me!

I'd love to know what your Teaser is!

13 comments:

  1. Wow! I've been wanting to read this book and seriously your teaser sounds amazing. I hope you enjoy your book.

    I love Amish fiction so I'm excited for this one.

    Check out my Tuesday meme post here

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

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  2. Very mysterious! Here is my teaser for this week.

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  3. Ohhhh that teaser really leaves you hanging! Awesome choice for a tease. In other news, I'm kinda scared of that cover lol

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  4. I loved this book and you picked a great teaser!

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  5. Heard great things about this one! And that teaser!!

    Do drop by my Teaser. ;)

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  6. ooh sounds eerie, very interesting teaser! Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday at Bookmunchies and our February Romance Shenanigans: Giveaway! (:

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  7. I like the unusual setting and premise OF this book, and your teaser really intrigues me. I'll read this one.
    My Teaser is from TEN TINY BREATHS.

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  8. Ahh I am still kicking myself for not getting this one off NG when I had the chance. I really want to read this one!

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  9. I have heard nothing but great things about this book. Thanks for sharing the teaser !

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  10. Beautiful teaser! Great pick.
    My Teaser

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  11. Yes, yes, yes!! LOVED this book. So freaking good. I need the 2nd book now.

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  12. hmmm. burnt grass? And terrible in where? Heard great things about this book.. Fabulous, intriguing teaser!

    My Teasers

    Happy Reading :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

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  13. Great teaser. The mix of Amish and dystopia sounds really interesting.

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