Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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


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?


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!


  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.

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    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

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

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

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

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

    Do drop by my Teaser. ;)

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  10. Beautiful teaser! Great pick.
    My Teaser

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

  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

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


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