Teaser Tuesday: The Cure for Dreaming & Magnolia

Teaser TuesdaysWhat is teaser Tuesday? It’s a meme hosted by Should Be Reading.
Grab your current read, flip to a random page, share two teaser sentences, don’t include spoilers.

The Cure for DreamingThe Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

Paperback: 342 pages
Publication date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books
Add on: Goodreads

“Olivia,” said my father, ” look me in the eye.”

I did as he asked, raising my chin to bolster my confidence.

He lifted his chin as well. “Why did you humiliate yourself by standing in that crowd of hysterical women? Mr. Underhill said men pelted you with rotten eggs.”

“That is correct, sir.”

“Why we’re you there?”

“A friend’s sister is a member of the Oregon State Equal Suffrage Association, and I decided to see what all the fuss was about.”

“Mr. Underhill said you were chanting with the women.”

“That is correct.”

“Why?”

“Because I would like to vote for president when I’m older.” (ARC, page 37)

I know, I know. Way too long for a teaser. But this is definitely the moment when I confirm this is an awesome protagonist. Even if she wants to avoid this entire dialogue with her father, she doesn’t shy away from speaking her mind.

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Magnolia - Kristi Cook

CYN’s:

Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publication date: August 5th, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Add on: Goodreads

“You know those tragic stories here two kids from feuding families fall in love? Okay, flip that inside out and turn it on its head and you’ve got our story, Ryder’s and mine.” (1% eARC, Kindle)

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“I’m trying not to obsess about the storm too much. I mean, I do have the urge to watch the Weather Channel twenty-four-seven, but that’s pretty normal for me. What can I say? I like watching the Weather Channel. And okay, maybe I have a teeny-tiny crush on Jim Cantore. Doesn’t everyone?”(37%, eARC Kindle)

Ha! I didn’t realize Magnolia was a spin on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but it’s pretty darn cute! Also, I love that Jemma loves to watch the Weather Channel, because I totally went through a phase like that (and with the cooking channel, lol)

18 comments on “Teaser Tuesday: The Cure for Dreaming & Magnolia

  1. Allie Christo July 22, 2014 4:56 AM

    I love that title! ‘The Cure for Dreaming’ . . . that’s an epic book name.

    (Also, yay for awesome protagonists)

    • Kim July 22, 2014 7:24 AM

      I do too! I thought it was cool at first. But as I got further into reading, it really hit how perfect that title is for the book.

  2. jen ryland July 22, 2014 7:47 AM

    So excited about Cure for Dreaming. I recently got approved for it on Netgalley :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    • Kim July 22, 2014 3:11 PM

      Oh! I’ll be interested to hear what you think. :D I hope you like it.

    • Kim July 22, 2014 3:13 PM

      It’s definitely worth checking out. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Cyn July 22, 2014 10:08 AM

    I’m still swooning over the awesome cover, haha. But seriously, great teaser! I love a strong protagonist!

    • Kim July 22, 2014 3:12 PM

      Haha, it’s such a thing now to have a strong protagonist. But I think Ms. Winters pulls it off well in the book. :)

  4. Sandra Nachlinger July 22, 2014 11:12 AM

    LOVE the cover and title of The Cure for Dreaming. Olivia sounds like a great character–lots of courage to stand up to her father about something so controversial. Magnolia sounds like a fun story too. Great selections this week.
    My Teaser is from KEEPING FAITH.

    • Kim July 22, 2014 3:14 PM

      Olivia is a great character, and I loved the premise. So it was super easy to get absorbed in the book.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Kero July 22, 2014 11:24 AM

    The moment I read the words ‘feuding families’ the first thought that came to my mind was of Romeo and Juliet.
    I like the first teaser too. It’s long, but it’s worth it.

    Check out my teaser.

    • Cyn July 22, 2014 9:37 PM

      That was my thought, too! Though I liked that Magnolia did it with a little twist (:

    • Kim July 22, 2014 3:15 PM

      I wasn’t too sure about it either, but I was most pleasantly surprised.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. 1kerryodonnell July 22, 2014 1:20 PM

    The Cure for Dreaming does sound interesting, but I’m more likely to read Magnolia, which snagged my interest last week as well on somebody’s WoW! My Teaser.

    • Kim July 22, 2014 3:15 PM

      Haha, yeah. I wouldn’t have picked it up if it hadn’t been for Margie. So yay her!

    • Cyn July 22, 2014 9:52 PM

      Definitely check out Magnolia! It was a cute read ;)

  7. Rachel @ Paper Cuts July 24, 2014 6:53 PM

    I am absolutely DYING for The Cure for Dreaming, and that teaser doesn’t help! She sounds so awesome. :D And I loved Magnolia! It’s so adorableeee. :D Great teasers!!

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