Teaser Tuesday 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!
Its been a while since I’ve participated in a Teaser Tuesday! Today I’m excited to share a teaser from a new NetGalley read.
A few days ago I got approved for and ARC of A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith, which I requested months ago. It is released on October 25th so I got to reading as soon as possible! I’m also currently reading Crooked Kingdom right now, but seeing as that is one of the most anticipated releases of the year, I figured more people would want to see a teaser from A Darkly Beating Heart:).
Here is my teaser:
“I have mastered the path of hatred, and I know now where it ends.
It ends with my revenge.” Ebook 1%
From the beginning of the book I can tell Reiko is going to be a dark character, and she is definitely dark. It seems like she has been through a lot of emotional trauma recently, although as readers we are only given brief glimpses into her past. We start the story with her in Japan, already plotting her revenge and full of anger. I am excited to see where this story goes, and I know there is also time-traveling aspect to it. Here is the synopsis if you are interested. The cover is linked to the Goodreads page.
A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul.
No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest to her. After a failed suicide attempt, Reiko’s parents send her from their Seattle home to spend the summer with family in Japan to learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman even more bent on revenge than Reiko herself. Reiko loves being Miyu, until she discovers the secret of Kuramagi village, and must face down Miyu’s demons as well as her own.
Is this book on your TBR? Does it look interesting to you? Tell me in the comments!