Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • 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 and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My next book is going to be Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith. This book has gotten little to no publicity on the blogs I read but I think it should. I loved her Wren series for middle graders and her Inda series for adults. Crown Duel is also a great story for Young adults. The product description intrigues me:
In this new fantasy series, a young woman takes her own destiny by the hand-and the hilt.

California girl Kim Murray is unsatisfied with grad school and restless in life. Modern men disappoint her, and she studies ballet and fencing because they remind her of older, more romantic times.

She lives with her parents and her beloved but secretive aristocratic grandmother, who speaks only French and refuses to share stories about the mysterious family she left behind in Europe, inspiring Kim to travel there and find her roots.

Kim soon finds herself swept up in an adventure of fantastic deceptions and passionate intrigue-and a shocking realization about her own bloodline that leaves her reeling.
The only thing I am not certain about is the sunglasses on the cover.

My teaser is the beginning:
Too much imagination was tantamount to lying, that's what my grandmother taught me. So when I first got that sense that someone was following me, of course I ignored it.
I am eager to find out who is following her and why. 


  1. Sounds like an interesting book so thanks for the teaser. Hope you continue to enjoy it!

    here's my Tuesday Teaser for the week

  2. Sounds like what most of us would do... great teaser!


  3. Oooh...never ignore those sixth senses! Good teaser, Kathy!
    My post: The Search

  4. Great teaser! Looks like a good book.

    Here's my teaser.

  5. I would have pegged this as fantasy from the cover; good to know it's more historical in tone (though I love me some fantasy). I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Ha! I like her already. Great teaser!

    Mine is here:
    Btw I'm a new follower!

  7. Can't wait to hear what you think of this Sherwood Smith!

  8. Sounds like a strict grandmother. :-/

  9. I'd never heard of Coronets and Steel, but it sounds like something I'd enjoy. Will have to check this one out. Thanks, AMC


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