Tuesday 19 January 2016

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #6 - "Cogling" by Jordan Elizabeth

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 got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have already read several books by this author and I enjoyed them, so I started reading this yesterday. 

Green smoke snaked up the side of the tenement and drifted over the sill of an open window. A breeze blew the vapor into a column before it solidified into the shape of a stout, young hag. She shook her crimson curls away from her face and straightened the hood of her cloak to keep her kohl-lined, silver eyes shadowed. The scent of lavender clung to her robes, washing over the small room. Two brass-framed beds crowded the floor. Blankets covered sleeping children. A little boy wheezed against the head of his stuffed bear, drool dripping onto the wool. The hag squinted to see the goldenrod dream cloud above his head— a dream about seeing his father again. She frowned at the other bed, where a sleeping teenager lay with a threadbare blanket tugged around her chin. Even squinting, the hag couldn’t make out a dream cloud. The girl was too old to be of any use.
“Don’t doubt it’d be something they’d do.” She snorted. “My name’s Annie, by the by.” “I’m… Eddie.” She used the nickname Harrison gave her when he was a baby. “That’s a boy’s name.” “It’s short for something longer.” Edna glanced at Ike where he spoke to the ticket seller, waving his arms.
~ 19%

What do you think? Would you read it?


  1. I'd have to read a little more to be sure, but this might click with me.

  2. No sorry, I don't think I could get into this one.

  3. Unrelated to the snippet, but the cover is beautiful!

    I like the description in the opening, and so I'd continue, although I'm not too sure if the story would captivate me throughout.

    Reading With Jade

  4. Don't think I would grab this one, but appreciate you sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  5. Hmmm...I might have to read further, but I'm thinking probably not for me. I do hope you love it though!!

  6. This doesn't sound like my kind of a book.

  7. I'm curious...very descriptive! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE EMPTY HOUSE”

  8. I love the cover! I am not familiar with the author, but the book sounds like a good one. I enjoy steampunk and don't read nearly enough of it.

  9. It doesn't grab me right off, but I would continue to read and see if it ended up grabbing my attention.

  10. Very intriguing, I think I would keep reading. Here is my TT http://www.readinggrrl.com/2016/01/teaser-tuesday-january-19-2016.html

  11. Between the cover, the teaser, and the title, I'm intrigued. I'm not sure how the title ties in but I'd like to find out. Here's my teaser and intro: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-18l

  12. I don't know, probably not my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it!