Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

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!

The ARC of When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen has risen to the top of my review stack. This new fantasy by the debut young author will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux on Feb. 28, 2012. Here is the description from Amazon:
After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend Ilven kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven's death has called out of the sea a dangerous wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg's caste system, and the whole city along with it. 

The last of the scriv-high fades just as I turn the bone key in the front door. Outside, the wet night waits, clammy-handed.


  1. Ooo sounds good. - thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. This sounds fascinating!! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by SunnyReads!

  3. This one looks s cool just by the cover, so I can't wait to read it, great TT!!

  4. OOoh nice descriptors!! And the cover is just gorgeous! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT Valentine's Day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Ooh, sounds good! This is on my TBR list, hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by :)

    Book Addict

  6. I've had my eye on this one for a while. With a cover like that, how can I go wrong? I hope you are loving it!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

  7. Vampires turn me off--too strange for me but hope you are enjoying it!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  8. Oh, I like that last part "clammy-handed" as a description of the night.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z


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