Tuesday 29 March 2016

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #11 - "The Diviners" (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

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 @ Books and a Beat, where you need to open your current read 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!

In a town house at a fashionable address on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, every lamp blazes. There’s a party going on—the last of the summer. Out on the terrace overlooking Manhattan’s incandescent skyline, the orchestra takes a much-needed break. It’s ten thirty. The party has been on since eight o’clock, and already the guests are bored. Fashionable debutantes in pastel chiffon party dresses wilt into leather club chairs like frosted petits fours melting under the July sun. A cocky Princeton sophomore wants his friends to head down to Greenwich Village with him, to a speakeasy he heard about from a friend of a friend.
The hostess, a pretty and spoiled young thing, notes her guests’ restlessness with a sense of alarm. It is her eighteenth birthday, and if she doesn’t do something to raise this party from the dead, it will be the talk for days to come that her gathering was as dull as a church social.

"This is what I wanted you to see." Malloy opened the girl's dress. On her chest, above her dingy brassiere, was a large brand of a five-pointed star encircled by a snake eating its tail.
~pg. 102

What do you think? Would you read it?


  1. I'm intrigued. I like the mix of high society with the more fantasy elements. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I've had this book on my Kindle for quite a while. Probably need to begin it. That seems to be a new cover and I like it. Yes, I'd continue reading. :-)

  3. Sounds like an interesting dress. What would the star mean?

    Here is my teaser.

  4. I'm definitely curious now! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “MOST WANTED”

  5. Hmm, I'm curious for more. I read something by this author years ago and recall enjoying it. thanks for sharing

  6. I like the cover. The Teaser isn't speaking to me. Betwixt and between about looking up the book to read further.

  7. The blurb throws me a little, in comparison with the teaser. I'm on the fence whether I would continue.