So this is still Should Be Reading's Teaser Tuesday, but I'm gunna add some more tidbits and make it my own. You might meet characters, get enveloped in the fabulous world of an author's mind, or get a little taste of the history involved in a particular story ~ any which way, you'll get a deeper look at the innards of a wonderful book, and hopefully, if my plan works, you'll be thirstin' for more ;).
::my teaser is plucked from::
The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…
Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—
The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.
And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.
Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.
Meet Miss Eleanor Fitt, "of the Philadelphia Fitts." She cracks me right up with her sarcasm, undeniable rebellion, and with how she sees every social situation she finds herself in to be what it really is ~ a ridiculous affair. She's brave, curious, but sees herself in this strange, almost degrading light, as if she knows she was born in the wrong century and is unacceptable according to the standards of her time. She does her best to be like the others to make her slightly crazy, materialistic mother happy, but Eleanor can't help but stand out with a mind of her own and a voice she isn't afraid to use.
::here are a few thoughts from Eleanor::
"Mama wanted me to remember my Grecian bend...Supposedly it was an enticing pose to the modern man. I couldn't imagine why since it made us look like camels who expected at any moment to be ridden by our masters.""Blazes, he was cocky. And entirely too dashing for his own good--or for my own good, rather.""In half a heartbeat he was beside me tugging me into his arms. His lips parted, but if to speak or to kiss, I never found out.""'Miss Fitt, you know curiosity gets men killed.'
I grinned. 'Then I daresay it's good I'm a woman.'"
"The closest corpse, a skeleton of gleaming bone and shredded flesh, tottered to a stop. Its exposed skull rotated toward me, and though its sockets were empty, I knew it sensed me."
The video below is Got Me Wrong by Alice in Chains...Everyone interprets it differently ~ for me, I take it to be about a person who doesn't often find love...has found it...it's "wrong", but "something's gotta turn out right..." This song reminds me of Eleanor's and Daniel's relationship... They are pulled toward each other but each push the other away due to the different worlds they each come from... They judge each other, but to me, it seems more like they are trying to find reasons to dislike each other rather than admit there is a smidgen of admiration...
What's your teaser today??
Happy Reading Everyone :)
~ Keely ~