Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Teaser Tuesday (Double Meaning)

Just today (about one hour ago while I was riding the elevator up to the 5th floor at work) I began reading The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Ninth Grade Slays (Book 2 of 3... so far... in this YA Sci Fi series). That being said, I'm going to pull a teaser out of this book and, if you enjoy, come back later today to read my full review of book one in the series (Eighth Grade Bites). [See what I mean about the double meaning? A tease for this book and a tease for the review. I'm so slick.]

I picked this teaser (from the next page that I'll be reading) which is Vlad giving a little back story on "Aunt Nelly" catering to his "odd diet":
"One big plus of living with Nelly--who was actually no relation to him at all, but his mother's best friend for years and years before his parents had passed on--was that she could bake cinnamon rolls so sweet and delicious that if she had the determination and funding, she could easily give Cinnabon a run for their money. Just stay away from her meat loaf," (p. 7).
You'll see that the book is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek take on life as a teenage vampire (who ages... definitely a different twist on the traditional lore); you'll also see that the struggles of being a teenage vampire aren't that different from the struggles of being a teenage guy. Period. (Except for wanting to drink your friend's blood.)

While you're waiting for my review of Eighth Grade Bites, check out some other teasers over at the Teaser Tuesdays meme.

14 comments:

Jenna said...

I can't wait to read your review! I've been looking at this series, but haven't bought them because I hadn't heard much about them.

Amy Reads Good Books said...

Nice teaser! Can't wait for your review.

Andrea said...

Now I want to add it to my TBR list. Thanks and great teaser!
Here's mine.

Krista said...

Ha, ha, too funny! Great teaser!
here's mine:
http://carmen-krista.blogspot.com/

kaye said...

a vampire that bakes--have you read sunshine by Robin McKinley? nice teaser. read my teaser here

Literature Crazy said...

@Kaye-

Yeah, I read Sunshine a couple of weeks ago... did Con eat any of Rae's baked goods? Can't remember.

Jess said...

I haven't read any of the books in this series. But I'm looking forward to your review, so I can possibly add it to my TBR pile.

My teasers are up at Find the Time to Read

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

While I'm not a vampire fan, I like the sound of this book. I can see the appeal for teenage boys.

Ryan G said...

Sounds like a really great book just form the teaser. I love the cover as well. I might have to check this out.

gautami tripathy said...

What a cover!

Teaser Tuesdays: Faces In The Fire by T L Hines

Susan B. Evans said...

Intriguing tease this week! Looks like yet another book to add to my tbr list :) You can find my teaser here.

Lisa said...

Mmmm...cinnamon rolls! sounds like a fun book.

My teasers are here.

Laya said...

Lawl, a vampire that appreciates cinnamon rolls. That's interesting. I better look for this book. Thanks for the teaser!

Nise' said...

Great teaser. Going to read your review.