Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Teaser Tuesdays 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser is from a new YA book by veteran adult authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill. The title of the book is Legacies.

Who—or what—is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy?

In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she learns she is a legacy—not only to the school, which her parents also attended, but to magic.

All the students at Oakhurst have magical powers, and although Spirit’s hasn’t manifested itself yet, the administrators insist she has one. Spirit isn’t sure she cares. Devastated by the loss of her family, she finds comfort with a group of friends: Burke Hallows, Lachlann Spears, Muirin Shae, and Adelaide Lake.

But something strange is going on at Oakhurst. Students start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, and the school seems to be trying to cover it up. Spirit and her friends must find out what’s happening—before one of them becomes the next victim…

Here is my teaser from page 113:
Spirit knew that one of the things Oakhurst was supposed to be teaching them was was what that section of the Oakhurst intraweb that talked about their curriculum called "genteel deportment" and Camilla called "fancy manners," and Spirit guessed that the Afternoon Tea thing meant that Doctor Ambrosius got to spend Quality Time with all of the students at least once a year.

When he wasn't turning them into mice, that was.
I am enjoying this story about orphans with magical powers.


  1. Hi! I enjoy all the Mercedes Lackey books, and also their co-authored series...will be searching for this one in my library soon!

    My Teaser is here - A Conflict of Honors

  2. Oh, I want to read this! Thanks for the teaser!

    Mine are here -

    Manga Maniac Cafe

  3. This book looks like it's a lot of fun to read!!
    You can see my Teaser at: Hott Books

  4. Oh I like your teaser. I just found out you are also a library/media specialist. I am as well in a K-5 school in CT. I worked at the middle school level for 6 years as well. It's nice to meet you. :)

  5. Good teaser! Haven't heard of this one before. Sounds like an intriguing book.

    My Teaser: Live to Tell

  6. Interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Good Teaser! I like it

    Thanks for visiting my blog

  8. Hiya! I finally found your blog - for whatever reason, the silly icon wasn't leading me here. Wanted to say I like what you're doing and I've enjoyed perusing this today.


  9. This one sounds really interesting. I haven't heard too much about it--'m going to have to check it out. I hope you enjoy it.

  10. I heard Twilight Zone music as I read that. Mice, indeed!


  11. Enjoy your book. Thank you for stopping by. Pussreboots.

  12. Im pleased to hear you are enjoying it. I used to imagine I had magical powers when I was a kid.

  13. Funny teaser! Glad you're enjoying the story.

  14. This one looks REALLY good! Adding to TBR list! Mine is here

  15. great teaser! i've never heard of this book before, but it looks really good! can't wait to read your review :)

  16. Mercedes Lackey writes such cool stuff! :) I ordered this for our library -- and have added it to my own tbr list. Thanks for visiting my teaser post, too! :)


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