Feb 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Intrinsical

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and asks you to:

• Grab your current read
• Share 2 teasers
• Don’t include any spoilers
• Include the title and author

This week’s teaser Tuesday is from Intrinsical by Lani Woodland.

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

So far I've really been enjoying this read. I haven't read a good ghost story in quite awhile so I was excited to get started on this one. Enjoy these two quotes! :)

Quote 1-

I knew there were people around me, that someone was recording the whole thing on their phone. I was even aware of some of them trying to get our attention, but I couldn’t make out anything they said. I didn’t care about any of it; all that mattered was that he was alive.

Quote 2-

Brent made a sound that was a mixture of coughing and clearing his throat. “Are you serious?" The corners of his mouth drooped slightly.“You don’t believe the stories about ghosts and curses, do you?”

The black mist from yesterday flashed in my mind. I swallowed before answering, choosing my words carefully. “Of course I don't believe in curses,” I said, with a hasty wave of my hand.


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