Teaser Tuesday #162 ~ A Whole Lotta ARCS!

Posted: July 19, 2016 in Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, horror, Mystery, Paranormal or fantasy, Science Fiction, Teaser Tuesdays, YA
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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at Books And A Beat.

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!

I thought it would be fun to do something different this week. I’m going to share teasers from teasers!

Do you like to read samplers? Do you ever download the free ones you discover? I do. What better way to find out if you enjoy the author’s writing or the plot!

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I won these awesome ARC Samplers from Lauren @ Always Me. Thanks, Lauren! More goodies to read! And now, after tasting each story, I want all of them.

Many of these already have reviews.Check them out!

Keep in mind, these are uncorrected samplers and the content may be changed or not even used in the novels when they’re released.


Something In Between

Expected Publication: 10/4/2016

Genre: YA / Contemporary Romance


When your country doesn’t want you there, how do you know where you belong?

Jasmine de los Santos has been pushed by her Filipino immigrant parents to over-achieve, be the best she can be, work as hard as she can at school and reach for the American Dream. She’s thrilled to be named a finalist for the National Scholarship Award and prepares to go to Washington, D. C. to receive it. But when she brings home the paperwork, she learns that she and all her family are in the country illegally.

As Jasmine’s world shatters around her, she rebels, trying to make sense of herself – who is she? Is she American? Illegal? Something in between? Jasmine decides to accept the award anyway and goes to D.C., where she meets Royce Blakely, the handsome son of a Republican congressman. As she fights for her very identity, will Jasmine find help in unexpected places, and will she ever figure out where she belongs?

Teaser:  It almost takes my breath away. I can see it so clearly. My future.




The Call

Expected Publication:8/30/2016

Genre: YA Fantasy / Horror


The Hunger Games meets horror in this unforgettable thriller where only one thing is certain . . . you will be Called.

Thousands of years ago, humans banished the Sidhe fairy race to another dimension. The beautiful, terrible Sidhe have stewed in a land of horrors ever since, plotting their revenge . . . and now their day has come.

Fourteen-year-old Nessa lives in a world where every teen will be “Called.” It could come in the middle of the day, it could come deep in the night. But one instant she will be here, and the next she will wake up naked and alone in the Sidhe land. She will be spotted, hunted down, and brutally murdered. And she will be sent back in pieces by the Sidhe to the human world . . . unless she joins the rare few who survive for twenty-four hours and escape unscathed.

Nessa trains with her friends at an academy designed to maximize her chances at survival. But as the days tick by and her classmates go one by one, the threat of her Call lurks ever closer . . . and with it the threat of an even more insidious danger closer to home.

Teaser: A chill steals up Nessa’s spine. She can’t know it, but this is the first hint of the fear that will never leave her again; that will ruin her life as it has ruined the life of everybody in the whole country.




It’s Not You, It’s Me

Expected Publication: 10/25/2016

Genre: YA / Contemporary Romance


One high school girl’s comedic examination of her dating past as told by the friends, family, and boys who were involved!

Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she’s been dating causes some disastrous waves. It is right before prom and Avery no longer has the perfect date. She runs the prom committee, how could she not show up with somebody?

Post-breakup, Avery gets to thinking about all of the guys that she has ever dated. How come none of those relationships ever worked out? Could it be her fault? Avery decides to investigate. In history class she’s learning about this method of record-keeping called “oral history” and she has a report due. So Avery decides to go directly to the source. Avery tracks down all of the guys she’s ever dated, and uses that information, along with thoughts from her friends, family, and teachers, to compile a total account of her dating history.

Avery discovers some surprises about herself and the guys she’s spent time with — just in time for prom night!

Teaser: Natalie: And then he started whispering. Then she whispered a little. Then he whispered a lot more. And then there was some furious simultaneous whispering. And then Luke Murphy whispered for a long, long time, and Avery Dennis was silent.




The Amateurs

Expected Publication: 11/1/2016

Genre: YA / Mystery


As soon as Seneca Frazier sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she’s hooked. Helena’s high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. It’s the reason she’s a member of the site in the first place.

So when Maddy Wright, her best friend from the CNC site, invites Seneca to spend spring break in Connecticut looking into the cold case, she immediately packs her bag. But the moment she steps off the train in trendy, glamorous Dexby, things begin to go wrong. Maddy is nothing like she expected, and Helena’s sister, Aerin Kelly, seems completely hostile and totally uninterested in helping with their murder investigation.

But when Brett, another super user from the site, joins Seneca and Maddy in Dexby, Aerin starts to come around. The police must have missed something, and someone in Dexby definitely has information they’ve been keeping quiet.

As Seneca, Brett, Maddy, and Aerin begin to unravel dark secrets and shocking betrayals about the people closest to them, they seem to be on the murderer’s trail at last. But somewhere nearby the killer is watching . . . ready to do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.

Teaser: She was actually going to do it. Travel to the place that had consumed her thoughts, question the people she already knew so much about. It would bring up a lot of memories she’d long tried to ignore.




Carve The Mark

Expected Publication: 1/17/2017

Genre: Sci Fi / Dystopian


Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.

Teaser: He could be handsome when he smiled, my brother, even if it meant he was about to kill you.




Tales Of The Peculiar

Expected Publication: 9/3/2016

Genre: YA Fantasy / Fairy Tales


Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned artist Andrew Davidson, this compelling, rich, and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all lovers of great storytelling.

Teaser: “If you can’t eat grains, vegetables, or animals,” asked Farmer Pullman, “then what can you eat?”

“People,” the man replied.

Everyone in the small house took a step back from the visitors.




The Diabolic

Expected Publication: 11/1/2016

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian


Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.

When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.

As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.

Teaser: “The Emperor wishes me to send my innocent little lamb to the slaughter. No. Instead, I’ll send him my anaconda.”




How about you? Got a tease? Tell me!

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  1. Greg says:

    I haven’t read a lot of samplers but I almost always read the excerpt at amazon, if available, before pulling the trigger on a book. It sometimes helps me weed out something I might not like.

    It’s Not Me, It’s You looks fun.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I always read the one on Amazon too. For the same reason. The problem is, too often I want to keep reading and if I bought every book, I’d go broke. LOL

  2. Haven’t tried samplers much cause I am afraid I will like it and want to continue and then don’t have the rest of it…lol. I have signed up for First 5 from Epic Reads and in your inbox you get the first five chapters of a book a week. One chapter a day M-F, some I look at and some I don’t depending on if it looks like something I would read. :)

    I have The Calling and that tease makes me want to get it out and read. Loved a lot of those other teases too!!! :)


  3. admin says:

    I particularly liked the teasers for The Call and Carve The Mark. Great selection of books you have here!

    Here’s my teaser for the week.

  4. sjhigbee says:

    The Call got my attention – but I’m resolutely looking in the other direction as I MUST get my TBR stack under control! Thank you for sharing:). Here is my TT this week…

    • fuonlyknew says:

      A goal of mine was to really work on my TBR. Started the year with a bang but I’ve had some misfires recently!

  5. Kathy Martin says:

    These all sound great. I’ll be looking for them and hopefully finding complete ARCs. Samples are so frustrating for me. I want the whole thing – not just a taste! My YA teaser this week comes from The Ministry of SUITs by Paul Gamble. Happy reading!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I get the frustration part. I now want to go grab all of these. LOL Great gimmick.

  6. Some of these opening sentences are great hooks! The one for Carve the Mark got my attention instantly.

  7. What fun! Thanks for the taste treats…and here’s mine: “HERE’S TO US”

  8. Thanks for the shout out! I’m glad they arrived safely!

  9. Alice Audrey says:

    That’s a nice set of reads. You’ve piqued my interest – particularly in bright futures and lambs.

    Mine is here: http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=14165

  10. Candid Cover says:

    Ugh!! Can I tell you how jealous I am? I am so excited for all of these titles. Thank you so much for sharing these teasers. :)

  11. Carve The Mark looks great! I hope you are enjoying :)

  12. mysm2000 says:

    Sounds like an interesting plot. Thanks for coming by my blog today.

  13. Why haven’t I heard most of the books you mentioned?! Thank you for introducing these titles to me, I’m now very much excited to get my hands on them. And the teasers you shared just make me so impatient! LOL. 😀

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m with you! Many of these are new to me and my poor Kindle is groaning, no more!

  14. atothewr says:

    They all look interesting. The Diabolic really caught my eye, cover, and tease. I usually do read the free ones I get. My goal is to not download too much. Read what I have then find more. Doesn’t always work that way, but that is my goal.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      A good goal, Anthony. But what about all those books….LOL I usually manage to read a lot of the books I grab. It’s writing those reviews that I don’t do as well. It takes a lot of time.

  15. Eustacia Tan says:

    The Call and Tales of the Peculiar sound fantastic! I’ll have to put them on the TBR list!

  16. I can’t wait to read Carve the Mark by Roth. I’m so so excited about it.

  17. Oooh I haven’t heard of half of these! I can’t wait for Carve The Mark and that teaser has me all the more excited!!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Carve The Mark is a big hit today. I know I’ll be reading it, and probably all of these now!

  18. ljennison says:

    Good set of teasers! I liked them all. That TBR list keeps on getting longer and longer.