Thursday, March 10, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

We fell behind posting this week and wanted to get this up. We are reading, just caught up in the curveballs life likes to throw at us from time to time. This week's tease is from the YA paranormal novel, Griffin Rising, by Darby Karchut.

""Yeah. Me, too. I mean...," Katie faltered, tucking her hair nervously behind her ear.

They stood looking everywhere, but at each other."

Here's the summary: For centuries, rumors have abounded of a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, these warriors secretly serve as guardians for mortals in danger. 

But for one young angel-in-training, Griffin, life is hell as a cruel master makes his apprenticeship a nightmare. On the verge of failing, a new mentor, Basil, enters his life and changes it forever. It is their father-and-son relationship, sometimes turbulent, often hilarious, always affectionate, that sings through the story like a pure note.

Masquerading as the average teen next door, Griffin struggles to learn his trade, navigate the ups and downs of modern life among humans (including falling in love with the girl next door), and prepare for the ancient trial-by-combat every apprentice must pass at sixteen or be forced to become mortal.
(From Goodreads.)

Griffin Rising (paperback, 174 pages) will be published on June 11th by Twilight Times Books.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of ShouldBeReading.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the teaser! I see a gratuitous use of an 'ly' though! I'm reading The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney. Here is my teaser:

    Even before the tangle of questions had finished filling her overwrought mind, she knew the answer. It wasn't that she didn't trust her aunt; it was more about her growing suspicion that she couldn't trust the Order.

    I'm loving this book!