Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (10): The Farm and Beautiful Creatures

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Current Paperback Read:
This one has a lot of elements going on so far, so I'm definitely finding it interesting.

The Farm
by Emily McKay
The Farm (The Farm, #1)
"Besides, I couldn't exactly talk. You were choking me, after all."
(page 39)

Goodreads Summary:
Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...

My Current Audiobook:
{Enter my current giveaway to win a copy!}
I read this a while ago, but wanted to read it again to prep for the movie. I love the audiobook so far. The narrator and his accent are great, and I'm loving the story all over again.

Beautiful Creatures
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

I grabbed her wrist. There they were: the tiny moon-shaped scratches,
right where my fingers had reached for her wrist in the dream.
(page 43-44)
Goodreads Summary:
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.


  1. I'm not familiar with either of your choices, but they both sound intriguing.

    My TT @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. I LOVE Ethan!I'm not sure how the movie's gonna be though..
    here's our TT

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  3. Been wanting to read The Farm, and Beautiful Creatures is one heckuva series... You won't be disappointed :) *New Follower*

    My Tuesday Prelude

    Happy Reading :)

  4. First tease made me laugh! Second tease is pretty cool too! Tried reading Beautiful Creatures a few years ago but just couldn't get into it. Hope you are enjoying both your reads!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I like the cover and teaser on the first one...thanks for sharing.


  6. Well that teaser from The Farm sure got my attention! lol I really love the Beautiful Creatures one as well. I really need to finish that series. :)

    My Teaser Tuesday

  7. They sound exciting, enjoy!


  8. Beautiful Creatures is one of my favorite series. I'm so excited for the movie! I recently won a copy of The Farm. I can't wait to check it out :). Great teasers


  9. Great teasers. I have The Farm on my TBR list and can't wait to start it. Haven't read the Caster Chronicles series yet, but want to, everybody seems to like it. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie ~ My Teaser Tuesday


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