Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser comes from Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus.

"As we walked down the sidewalk, I felt the little hairs on the back of my neck raise up and goose bumps travel across my arms. I wanted to turn and look behind me, but I was afraid if I did Graham would think I was a crazy person." --page 33

After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA -- a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died.

Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach -- the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after -- seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.


  1. This book intrigues me, I look forward to your review. Good choice of teaser.

    My TT


  2. Great teaser! I really enjoyed this book and am eager to share it with my HS students. Mine is from The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King. Happy reading!

  3. I like being "spooked" and this one sounds like it could do that!

    I did not do a post but my teaser is from Kat Richardson’s “Greywalker series book #2-Poltergeist” page 207 sentence #5 & 6..

    I needed a closer look at Celia. In the confusion, I bolted toward the observation room door as the board full of Christmas lights in the seance room exploded, raining colored glass and sparks over Ana, Cara and Wayne.

    jackie b @ Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories ^_^

  4. Nice teaser! Hope you're enjoying the book. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  5. This had been on my whishlist for a while, I think I'm going to have to move it up! Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays-17.html

  6. Great teaser...reminds me I need to get to this book as well. Looks good!

    Our teaser is at BookSake.