Tuesday 5 January 2016

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #4 - "Antigoddess" (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake

Every Tuesday Diane @ Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly meme called First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Basically, this is when you share the first and maybe the second paragraph of the book you are currently reading or want to read soon.

Teaser Tuesdays is a meme hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm, where I need to open a book to a random page and pick two spoiler-free sentences.

• 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 have finally started reading this book. It has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time by now and I only just picked it up. This book is about Greek gods and myths, meaning that Athena and Hermes are the main characters, which is awesome! More information about the book here.

Owl Feathers

The feathers were starting to be a nuisance. There was one in her mouth, tickling the back of her throat. She chewed at it as she walked, grabbing it with her molars and pulling it loose. Warm, copper-penny blood flooded over her tongue. There were others too, sprouting up inside of her like a strange cancer, worming their way through her innards and muscle. Before long she would be essentially a girl-shaped,walking chicken, constantly plucking at herself.
She reached between her lips discreetly to take the feather out and twist it between her fingers. The movement wasn't subtle enough; she caught the tilt of his head at the edge of her vision.
"Feathers," she snapped.
"You should stop making out with your owls."
"Shut up." Neither of them wanted to talk about the feathers, any more than they wanted to talk about the way he was starting to look thin and gaunt in places. It was easier to ignore the afflictions than to talk about what they meant.

When they got through the door, Cassandra squirmed free and took off her coat and shoes, grateful that her hands weren't shaking. "I probably just didn't have enough to eat today," she said. "Andie keeps stealing my lunches."
"You never fight me for them."
~ pg. 59

What do you think? Would you read it?


  1. Hummm, I like the premise, but I'm not quite sure. I'd have to read more before I decided.

  2. Sounds Great and I still want to read that.... My teaser is from Built by Jay Crownover

  3. That feather thing is kind of...well, I'm not sure what it is. I'd have to read more. Hope you enjoy!

  4. That intro made me scratch my head in wonder LOL I hope you enjoy this one.

  5. Oooh I love Greek mythology, it's just so exciting and Athena is my fave. Basically, I have to go check this one out! This sounds really interesting and I love the casual mention of Cassandra, another fave! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
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  6. This sounds like something I might enjoy. Both the opening and the teaser caught my attention. My dad was always big on mythology and got me interested in it was well.

  7. Very curious excerpts! I do want to know more...thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “FLYING SHOES”

  8. Although this isn't my usual genre, I enjoyed the description in the opening. These characters sound fascinating!
    My Tuesday post features JEWEL.

  9. I had a chance to meet the author and got an autographed copy of this one but donated it to my school media center before I had a chance to read it. My YA teaser this week comes from Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire which is a fun science fiction title set on Mars. Happy reading!

  10. It's certainly intriguing even though YA/fantasy isn't quite my thing. Here's an intro and teaser from a Josephine Tey novel: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-16A

  11. Sounds interesting, enjoy!

  12. Hm. It took me a bit to figure out the deal with the feathers, but I like the character's attitude.

  13. I loved Anna Dressed in Blood. I'd have to read a bit more to decide on this one.

  14. I liked Anna Dressed in Blood, really need to try this series too! Thanks for sharing!
    Check out my Teaser