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!
Trying to choose Teasers from these five novellas was pretty difficult because there are so many amazing quotes to choose from -- so we've each chosen one of our favorites :-)
“‘But if I asked you to pick, you’d choose Arobynn, and I. Can’t. Take. It.’ The only sounds were their breathing, an uneven beat against the rushing of the sewer river. ‘You’re a damned idiot,’ she breathed. ‘You’re a moron and an ass and a damned idiot.’ He looked like she had hit him. But she went on, and grasped both sides of his face, ‘Because I’d pick you.’ And then she kissed him.”
– #4, The Assassin and the Underworld, pg. 309 Kindle
“With that, the stranger stepped from the mist.
She had two long daggers in her hands.
And both blades were dark with dripping blood.”
– #2, The Assassin and the Healer, pg. 96 Kindle
“With each beat of the drum, each trill of the flute and blare of the horn, she felt all of it along her skin, along her bones.
The music broke her apart and put her back together, only to rend her asunder again and again.”
– #4, The Assassin and the Underworld, pg. 257 Kindle
Mckenzie: Hey... I thought we were doing one teaser.
Michele: Right, right. Sorry. Here's my one:
“She was fire, she was darkness, she was dust and blood and shadow.”
– #5, The Assassin and the Empire, pg. 401
Mckenzie: You did not just do that.
The fabulous Teresa at Readers Live A Thousand Lives loaned us this book to buddy-read with her after strongly recommending this series to us. "Strongly" may be putting it lightly. Lol. But now that we've read almost the entire series, we totally get it. We don't just love these books -- we're obsessed. And this is the book that started it all. The Assassin's Blade consists of all five novellas (you can buy each novella separately, but don't do that. Trust. You won't want to stop, and you're going to need them all in this handy volume. They are an amazing introduction to this world and its characters. If you're a fan of the series but skipped these prequel novellas... go back. Stop now, turn around, and read this book! It gives so much insight into the other books; it will grab you, pull you in, and will not let go. If you haven't read any of these books yet
WHYYYYY start with this one. This is must-read stuff right here!
“‘My name is Celaena Sardothien,’ she whispered, ‘and I will not be afraid.’”
– #5, The Assassin and the Underworld, page 424
Mckenzie: I give up.
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