Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George {2}

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading, and it is quite simple.

All you have to do is:

  1. Pick up whatever book you are currently reading.
  2. Open it up to a random page.
  3. Pick two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page. (Be careful not to spoil anything!)
  4. Share those sentences! Be sure to include the book title, author, etc. so your readers can add it to their to be read pile if they're intrigued!
Easy peasy, right?

So this week I am teasing Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George. I am a major sucker for fairy tale retellings, so you know I'm all over this. It's a reimagining of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, a story I never seem to quite remember correctly, but have always liked.

From page 15 (And, yes, I know it's longer than two sentences. Two were just not enough this week!):

"She turned and began walking in the direction Galen had just come from. 'You will have need of it, Galen,' she said. 'When you are in the palace, you will have great need. He must not be allowed above.' 

'Who must not be allowed? And I'm not going to the palace,' he said to her retreating back, confused. 'I'm going to find work with my aunt and uncle, they--' He broke off. 'How did you know my name?'

'Remember, Galen,' she called over her should. 'When you are in the palace, you will have great need.'"

Sounds foreboding, eh? I'm not even this far in the book yet, so I really don't know much. :)

I hope you've enjoyed my teaser for this week, and if you have, check out the book! I'd love to see y'all's teasers, so you can post them here in my comments, or just check out the list of teasers over at Should Be Reading. I know that's what I'll be doing! Cheerio!


  1. Hey there- when you are done- read Princess of Glass. It is about one of the sisters in the book- it was excellent. I really love the way Jessica Day George retells fairy tales. Excellent choice!

  2. I certainly am planning on it! I'm getting close to finishing now, and I'm really enjoying it. I recognize all of the elements of the fairy tale, but really love the characters. I'm glad I picked it up! :)

  3. This book is going straight onto my TBR list. Awesome teaser.
    My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays-something-for-nothing.html

  4. fantastic teaser. last line really makes you wonder.

    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/teaser-tuesday-cambridge-companion-to-science-fiction/

  5. Great teaser! It seems like a very intersting book and the cover is gorgeous too!

    New follower, nice to meet you.

    Here's my teaser:

  6. Like, like, like! This book sounds really interesting. Are you enjoying it?

    New follower!

    Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday_19.html

    sinn @ sinnful books