Teaser Tuesday: Hollow City

Like the release of the next installment in your favorite movie franchise, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish theme, and anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

Well, it appears I spoke to soon about being on track with my reading schedule. Now, I’m two books behind. erg! Well, to paraphrase Dory from Finding Nemo:

Just keep Reading!

I’m still reading through The Zhivago Affair, but every once in a while I need a break from Russian intrigue, so this week I’m also reading Hollow Citythe second book in the “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” YA series by Ransom Riggs.

The Goodreads’ Blurb

September 3, 1940.

Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters.

And only one person can help them – but she’s trapped in the body of a bird.

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.

Hollow City draws readers into a richly imagined world of telepathy and time loops, of sideshows and shapeshifters – a world populated with adult “peculiars”, murderous wights, and a bizarre menagerie of uncanny animals. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

For our teaser, the Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 118:

The dead hollow lay just a few feet away, its tentacles splayed like starfish arms from beneath the boulder that had crushed it. I almost felt embarrassed for it: that such a fearsome creature had let itself be laid low by the likes of us. Next time - if there was a next time - I didn't think we'd be so lucky.

Hollow City cover

What are you reading today?

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