Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Blackbird by Anna Carey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • 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!

"What happened? How'd you get there?" one of the medics asks as they pull you up toward the platform.

You glance down at your outfit, staring at a body that feels completely unfamiliar to you. the front of your T-shirt is wet with blood. You're wearing new jeans and new shoes. The laces are a stiff, electric white.

"I don't know," you say, unable to place the time or day, unable to conjure even one detail of your life. There is only this moment, nothing more.
This week my teaser comes from Blackbird by Anna Carey. I got this eARC from HarperTeen through Edelweiss. This book will be released on Sept. 16 (today!). Here is the description:
From the author of the Eve trilogy comes the breathless story of a girl racing to figure out who she is—and how to stay alive. When a nameless girl wakes up on the subway tracks, she knows only one thing for sure: people want her dead. Can she find them before they track her down? This pulse-pounding contemporary thriller is perfect for fans of The Maze RunnerThe Darkest Minds, and Legend.

Things I know are true:
  • I am in Los Angeles
  • I woke up on the train tracks at the Vermont/Sunset station
  • I am a teenage girl
  • I have long black hair
  • I have a bird tattoo on the inside of my right wrist (FNV02198)
  • People are trying to kill me


  1. Wow. I'd really like to read this. Thanks for sharing a new author.
    Here is my teaser - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/16/teaser-tuesdays-81-free-short-story-raker-by-christopher-a-gray-move-over-robocop/

  2. oh this sounds SO good! may have to add this to my TBR

    trish - my tt

  3. Interesting narration; the author is placing you within the story and its situations. Does the rest of the book read like so?

    The Space Between Us | Thrity Umrigar

  4. Wow, what a feeling that would be! Sounds like the suspense is building even as she assesses these facts about herself. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “SAFE KEEPING”

  5. Ooh, second person narration! I'm intrigued. This one's on my wish list.

    Here's my teaser:

  6. Sounds like a great story. I don't read many teen books, but this sounds like one I'd enjoy.
    Here's the link to my Tuesday post: Tumbleweeds.

  7. Oooh second person! Never seen a book do that before!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. An intriguing cover, sounds good.

  9. Oooh, I'm definitely curious as to the blood on her clothes. Sounds like things are getting off to a rough start for this girl, whoever she may be. Thanks for sharing!
    My Teasers.

  10. So it's written in second person? Hmm! Interesting. Think I'm going to need to add this one to the TBR. :) Great teaser!

    Our teasers: http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=20861


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