Tuesday, July 5, 2011

#013 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: Mette Ivie Harrison
E-ARC From via Netgalley
b&n // amazon
Published Date: October 11 , 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Book Format: Hardback; pp 272
Age Demographic: Young Adult

"The next morning, Branna was at the bus stop, which is between our two houses. She was wearing her tight jeans, which show off how buff she is. She also had on a shirt with pink sequins that I coaxed her into buying a few weeks ago. Just because she's strong as a guy doesn't mean she has to dress like one." (pp 30)

A modern retelling of the German fairytale "Tristan and Isolde", Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

So far, the book is going along okay, but it's nothing really spectacular or anything like that. Branna is starting to get on my nerves and I kind of don't like how whiney Izzie is. I'm hoping this book doesn't turn into a DNF, because that would seriously suck. I haven't had one of those in a long time. Though, I have to admit, I probably shouldn't have been peeking and poking around at the reviews already written for this book, because they are definitely a mixed bag of opinions most explaining why this novel is either a mockery of the Germanic story of Tristan and Isolde or Arthurian mythology itself, while few other's have said that they really enjoyed it. Still, I will continue to read and make up my own mind.

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