Teaser Tuesday #206 ~ River Of Teeth

Posted: May 30, 2017 in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teaser Tuesdays
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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia  @ 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!


My Teaser for this week is from

River Of Teeth

by Sarah Gailey



Genre: Alternative History / Fantasy / Science Fiction

 My teaser from 6% in the eBook.

She waited, already half-submerged in the water, for him to rub her snout. Her ears twitched back and forth, impatient, and she blew a bubble at him. 

“Okay, alright, I know. You’ve got places to be, grass to eat.” Houndstooth crouched and put a hand on either side of her broad snout. “You’re my girl, Ruby-roo,” he cooed, rubbing her whiskers.

I’m about a quarter of the way into this book and enjoying it immensely. It’s a mixed bag of genres and has some really out there scenarios and characters.

This would be such a fun movie! Imagine riding hippos. LOL Take a closer look at the cover.


Read on if you want to know more.

Sarah Gailey’s wildfire debut River of Teeth is a rollicking alternate history adventure that Charlie Jane Anders calls “preposterously fun.”

In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true.

Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.

This was a terrible plan.

Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.



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  1. admin says:

    This sounds like a fun read. I hope you enjoy your book!

    My Teaser Tuesday post.

  2. Not my usual read, but now I’m curious. Here’s mine: “SAME BEACH, NEXT YEAR”

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Not mine either. It’s very different from what I was expecting, in a good way.

  3. I’ve heard of this one, but that title sort of put me off. River of Teeth? – not the most attractive image. I usually avoid alternate history, but this one sounds more intriguing than most. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s my last Teaser for May

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I liked the title, probably because of my love of horror stories. LOL This isn’t horror though. It’s something else and I’m having fun with it:)

  4. Ok, that’s a fascinating teaser! What with the title, and the whole riding hippos, sounds like an intruging book! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      There’s hippos you can ride, ones to eat, and ones that eat you. LOL This is a wild ride in an alternative history.

  5. sjhigbee says:

    This is my next-but-one read, so I’m very intrigued as to how you’re getting on with it. Many thanks for sharing! And thank you for swinging by earlier:).

    • fuonlyknew says:

      You’re in for a treat. And some surprises. I didn’t realize that the idea of importing hippos was actually based on fact.

  6. This sounds interesting! I like reading alternate histories.

  7. ljennison says:

    They certainly picked an interesting jumping off point for an alternate history. I can’t imagine riding hippos. Just might have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’d love to see this as a movie. It’s kind of hard to picture them riding hippos. LOL

  8. An unusual sounding read Laura but it has piqued my interest.

  9. Hippos…lol…sounds like a good one to me.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  10. Sounds like a plan that goes all kinds of wrong. Hope it is a great read.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      You’re right. It goes wrong in a big way! It’s a two book series and I’ll be watching for the next one.

  11. Eustacia Tan says:

    Is Ruby a hippo? A sassy man-killer hippo? Sounds like a fun read!