Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian, the second book in the Ash Princess trilogy. I was planning to post my review of this today (I finished it late last night) but with a car that wouldn’t start I’m running a bit behind. It is a very enjoyable read and I think better than the first book.
He looks at me like I’m his favorite book, one he’s read every page of too many times. One whose secrets he’s uncovered but keeps coming back for more anyway.
Loc 4164 Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian
Note: Mild spoilers for Ash Princess
A tale of love, revenge, power and betrayal, Lady Smoke is Laura Sebastian’s epic fantasy sequel to the New York Times-bestselling Ash Princess.
After escaping from imprisonment under the brutal Kaiser, Theodosia is on the run, plotting to take revenge and reclaim her rightful place as queen of the enslaved Astreans.
Thousands of miles away from her people and her throne, Theo and her friends must work to gather an army. And the only way is to auction herself as a bride – to the kingdom who will pay the most. Freedom always comes at a price and with the Kaiser closing in, she must rely on her wits to identify who she can really trust.