Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read and 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 this week comes from the Young Adult Historical adventure story TIME SQUARE: THE SHIFT by S.W. Lothian, the first in a series.
Background: Imagine this. Your dad is a part-time archaeologist who has a tendency to discover things. One day, he comes home from an expedition with a crusty old relic, and dumps it in the basement. You’d probably think everything would be fine and dandy, but that’s where you’re wrong. Because that’s precisely when all the trouble started. It’s 1930, and Lewis and Eva Hudson are a couple twin teens with just such a dad. Then, on a chilly wintery day in Washington D.C., the three of them mysteriously disappear into thin air, without a trace. Throw in a weird and mysterious rival with a point to prove, add a looming disaster that threatens to break time itself, and pretty soon they’re smack bang in the front seat of a roller-coaster to doomsville.
The teaser I have chosen describes the incompetent ‘mysterious rival’ and his much smarter side-kick.
“…Dressed completely in an ingenious black disguise, Sultan, and his sidekick, Leonard Paxton, sneakily peered from the confines of their racy-red getaway car…The sun was setting and the light outside was fading. Under the cover of dusk, their cunning black clothing would allow them to access the house without being seen. The fact that everything was coated in crisp white snow hadn’t occurred to Sultan. So, in reality, their blackness against the snow would actually make them more visible…”