Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (18)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
DO NOT INCLUDE SPOILERS (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away, so that you don't ruin the book for others)
Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR list is they like your teasers!

Technically, this week and last week are my summer holidays. On the 30th I start work and have a placement for my university program, so I’ll be busy for the rest of the summer. In honour of it being my vacation, I’m reading a summer book! The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy is a cute summer read so far! Here’s my teaser:

“What’s important about these nicknames,” I finish, standing in front of my fellow campers, reading my completed piece, “is that they were something we created. Us. Together. For and with each other. And while the names our parents gave us are still important, are still who we are, these names we call each other ring in our ears with a different - with a chosen - kind of power.”

This teaser is from Violet’s POV. She’s the middle child, between Daisy, the youngest, and Calla, the oldest. I really loved this part because it shows the reader the special connection that these three sisters have. She talks all about the nicknames they gave each other (like Cow, ZeeZee, Sissie, Vivi, and more) and how they came to be. So far, this is a really cute book and I think I’ll enjoy the journeys that each sister takes individually throughout the summer camp.

Feel free to share your teasers in the comments! I’d love to see what you’re reading.


  1. The Summer of Firsts and Lasts is on my wishlist as well, although I still have to wait for my summer vacation a little bit - university is keeping me busy. :D
    Great teaser!


    P.s.: Thank you for stopping by at Fictional Distraction. :) I hope you're enjoying your "summer" vacation.

  2. I'm looking forward to being in summer reading mode.

    I'm more in an adult beverage mode at the moment! My teaser are here.

  3. This looks like a great read! Going to check it out!

    here is my teaser: http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday_26.html

  4. Oh man, I've been meaning to read this one!! I've been procrastinating on reading/doing reviews since real life has been so nuts lately. How are you liking this so far, though? I'm looking forward to your review!!

    Meghann D.

  5. Ohh I loved this book. Great choice for a teaser.

  6. Ready for some summer reads. Thanks for stopping by www.bookgoonie.com

  7. What a fun teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays-the-pun-also-rises.html

  8. Love the teaser!! I also adore the cover and title! It sounds like tons of fun!

    Here is mine:


  9. Sounds great, fun cover too! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. Great teaser! I haven't heard of this book before but I am intrigued.



  11. Am not familiar with this one, but sounds like you are enjoying it. Thanks for visiting!

  12. Great teaser! I think what the teaser says it kinda true about nicknames.

    thanks for commenting on my blog!

  13. Ooooh I have an egalley of this one I should really get to it. Great teaser.