Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #10 and Tuesday Teaser

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraphs of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraphs of Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, a book I recently borrowed from my local public library.

Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.

Between Shades of Gray
 Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
April 2012 (Paperback Edition)
thieves and prostitutes



Thinking back, the signs were there--family photos burned in the fireplace, Mother sewing her best silver and jewelry into the lining of her coat late at night, and Papa not returning from work.  My younger brother, Jonas, was asking questions.  I asked questions, too, but perhaps I refused to acknowledge the signs.  Only later did I realize that Mother and Father intended we escape.  We did not escape.

We were taken.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, is a weekly event where bloggers open to a random page of their current reads and share a teaser from somewhere on that page--no spoilers allowed.
Here's my teaser from Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys:
     "Elena, what are they saying?" asked Mrs. Rimas.
      Mother didn't answer.
     "They're . . ."  She stopped.
     "What?" said Mrs. Rimas
     "They're selling us," she whispered.  --p. 84
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First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #10 and Tuesday Teaser was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com. This post cannot be republished without attribution.


  1. I like the intro yet not sure if I would read this one. Thanks for joining in, I'll be looking for your review.

  2. Ooh, sounds really good, although it's not my usual read. Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  3. I do like the intro to this - sounds really good.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday

  4. Love the cover. I wonder how many people will accidentally get this thinking that it's Fifty Shades of Grey. They may be seriously disappointed. Here's Mine

    1. Good point, Paulita. Before I wrote the post I did a search on Barnes & Noble, and the first books that came up were the Fifty Shades books--I really had to look for Between Shades of Gray.

    2. Catherine, Thanks so much for downloading my book. I hope you like it.

  5. Ooo sounds good...here is my TT http://newpaperadventures.blogspot.com/2013/04/teaser-tuesday-april-23-2013.html

  6. Wow, on my way to good reads to add that to my list!!!

    Here's My Teaser

    1. Had a brain fart this morning..but I am totally following you now=) Thanks for stopping by my blog=)

  7. Heck yes I would continue reading! and that Teaser was great too. I look forward to reading your review.

    Here is my Teaser

    Kelley Lee of Reading To Stay Alive

  8. Sounds heavy, and I hope you enjoy it to the fullest. Thanks for sharing your teaser.
    My TT, and there's also a 100 Followers Giveaway running on my blog

  9. I agree with Paulita -- my first thought was Fifty Shades of Gray. Sounds like this is a much better novel than that!
    My Teaser is from BLUEBONNET BRIDE.

  10. Might be a bit sad for me and I don't need sad right now. Will be interested to read a review on it.

  11. Sounds a bit intense for me. But I would probably give it a couple of chapters before I decided for sure. I'll look forward to your review.

  12. WOW. I'm left speechless. I've heard a lot of great things about this book but I haven't read it yet. Now I want to even more.