Tuesday, June 21, 2011

#011 Teaser Tuesday

This meme is brought to you weekly by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along, just do the following:

01. Grab your current read and open to a random page
02. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page, but 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!)
03. Share the title and the author, too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR List if they like your teaser!

By: Tabitha Suzuma
E-ARC From S&S Galley Grab
b&n // amazon
Published Date: June 28, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Format: Hardback; pp 464
Age Demographic: Young Adult

"They said we refused to mix, that we had no friends. But they were wrong. We had each other. He was my best friend in the world. He still is." (pp 45)

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love.

Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

So far, I am completely entranced by this novel, it is beautifully written and I can feel the love blooming and flourishing into existence, a love that's real and genuine and sweet, even when the whole of society may look down on it scornfully. I find it to be beautiful, self-sacrificing, and all encompassing. There's a level of care and compassion there, if you can get past the fact that well, it's a forbidden love. Still, though, I am anxious to read more.

Note: This is an E-ARC provided by Simon Pulse via the S&S Galley Grab, so all quotes and subjects may not show as they are in the finished copy and could be subject to change.

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