Teaser Tuesday – 6th August, 2018 #Brainfluffbookblog #TeaserTuesday


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:

Garrison Girl by Rachel Aaron
1% “I was wondering when you’d come,” he said, reaching to turn down the oil lamp that was flickering on the shadowed side of his writing desk. Rosalie took that as evidence he’d started working before the sun rose. Her father didn’t sleep through the night very often anymore. Not since the fall of Maria.
“Leave us,” he told the butler.
The old servant bowed and left. When the door clicked softly behind him, Rosalie took a deep breath. “Father, I—ˮ

BLURB: An original novel, with all-new characters and a new story set in the world of Attack on Titan! Fans of the series and readers alike will enjoy this immersive and engaging experience of the pop culture phenomenon and manga mega-hit.

With the last vestige of the human race threatened by unstoppable carnivorous giants, a brave young woman decides to defy her wealthy family and join the military to fight against humanity’s enemies. But Rosalie Dumarque soon finds out that bloody sword fights with monsters aren’t the only dangers faced by the Wall Rose Garrison. Can she earn the trust of her fellow soldiers, stand up to a corrupt authority, navigate a forbidden romance…and cut her way out of a titan’s throat?

I’d like to claim that as my granddaughter loves manga novels, I’d got hold of this one to see why. But I can’t. It’s a complete accident that I discovered as I got around to opening it up that it is part of an on-going Attack on Titan! series. So why did I request this one? Because of the author. Rachel Aaron has written the entertaining space opera Paradox series – see my review of Fortune’s Pawn as Rachel Bach, as well as the successful Heartstriker series, see my review of Nice Dragons Finish Last. I’m looking forward to this one – because whatever else happens, I know I’m in capable hands.

16 responses »

    • I’m well into the book, but so far it really hasn’t mattered at all – apart from the rather clunky info-dump at the start. Thankfully, once it’s over and done with, the writing resumes to Aaron’s usual high standard and I’m really enjoying this one.

  1. I simply love books I have chosen because I’ve “read that author before and liked her.” I sometimes get infatuated with an author and end up trying to read everything she’s written (AnnTyler and Amy Tan come to mind, immediately, as well as others) and something I love to discover in an author is versatility. The author immediately goes up on my respect scale when a book is entirely different (genre and all) than anything she’s written before. I am not impressed with “one trick pony authors.”

    • I know what you mean – I don’t mind reading a few books along the same theme, but if every single book falls into the same rhythms and addesses the same subjects, you get to a point where you wonder what’s the point… It’s why I generally won’t read two books back to back by the same author – I tend to pick up on their writing tics and it diminishes my enjoyment of the story.

  2. I’ve not read Manga, either, but I’ve friends and students who have. Being raised by a comic nerd and having married a comic nerd, it’s no surprise I’ve got some comic-crazy kids. I could see them getting into manga when they’re a little older, after they’re done with the old superhero comics of Bo’s, the Tinkerbell graphic novels, and the occasional 1980s Ghostbuster comic I find at the library. 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Frances loves it and now she has moved onto reading full novels, but it was a handy stop-gap when her dyslexia prevented her from doing so. However, other than a rather clunky info-dump right at the start, you’d not know the origins of the world and the story by reading the book.

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