Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Cryer's Cross by Lisa Mcmann

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

A trapped soul waits for redemption.
It waits. And waits.
For her to take her last breath.

-p. 200, Cryer’s Cross by Lisa Mcmann

I like this part. This is one of the several…“snippets” that we get before every chapter, just like in Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves. The writing style reminds me of the Dream Catcher Series. But the writing in the novel itself is quite different. A little strange and repetitive which reflects the personality of the main character since she has OCD.

What’s your teaser?


  1. I enjoyed this one as well. I thought it was nicely creepy. I have two this week. My YA teaser is from You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin and my adult teaser is from Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley. Happy reading!

  2. Wow.. this is why I love McMann's writing style. It makes you hang on every word. Awesome teaser.

  3. I like it. I have this book to read as well so I need to read it. Great teaser this week. You can find mine at The Bookish Snob

  4. Oooh. This is the creepiest book I've read so far. Really, really enjoyed it ;)

  5. Great teaser! I'm excited about this book! My teaser is at Coffee Table Press

  6. It sounds like an interesting book--thanks for sharing!

  7. I just read this one too! It was so creepy. Great teaser!

  8. Love this teaser haven't heard of cryer's cross before. I'll be looking up this author! Thanks for the teaser!

    Here is My Teaser!

  9. I saw the trailer for this...creepy. I hope you enjoy your book. Check out what my Tuesday Teaser is.

  10. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing. Mine's here

  11. Happy Teaser Tuesday!!! My teaser this week is for Mistwood by Leah Cypess which is currently discount on Amazon for only $6.50 for a new hardcover copy!!! I posted a link to the price! Finally, a great fantasy book that really feels like the older fantasy novels written by favorites like Tamora Pierce and Sharon Shinn!

    Emma Michaels

  12. Oooh great teaser! I so want to read this, it sounds fantastic. I haven't actually read Lisa's other books - although they seem to have a big fanbase. Might have to check them out while I wait for Cryer's Cross to release!

  13. I wish I have the courage to read creepy books like this.