Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
The island had a whole canon of urban legends attached to it: boaters who sailed there and never returned, strange lights on the shorelines in the middle of the night, lab-created monsters that were half-man, half-beast. Jim didn't put much stock in most of the rumors that went around about the place, but he knew better than to test them himself. Now those stories cut through his thoughts like an emergency alert on the television, a warning he was tempted to heed.
~ Vitro (Origin #2) by Jessica Khoury, pg. 19 (ARC)
It was the first time Caz had acknowledged her in their two years at Oak Park River Forest High, all because of the burglaries on her street. News reporters had flocked to their house the day before and her whole family appeared on television. A garden-variety home invasion wouldn't have boosted Mary's social capital, but one element of the story had spread through the halls before the first bell even rang. During the burglary Mary Elizabeth had been home.
~ What We've Lost is Nothing by Rachel Louise Snyder, Kindle Location 88-91 (ARC)
I nod and bite my lip to stop from asking him to stay. As if he could. As if there's a choice in the matter. Every once in a while the girl I used to be raises her head and wants all those things she had before. Friends. Freedom. A boy who looks at her and touches her with lingering hands.
It's a hard battle. The life I had is a dim dream that haunts me still.
~ Uninvited by Sophie Jordan, Kindle Location 3363 (ARC)
I bounce my legs, buzz buzz buzz buzzing with energy. Not the good kind. The kind that warns I am too close to the edge, too far down the slope, in danger of sliding off and away and being lost forever. Oh, this is wrong, this is all wrong, everything is wrong so wrong.
~ Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White, Kindle Location 1471 (ARC)