Reading e-books before bed.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday [2] - Butterfly Porcupine by Susan Francis

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!

I'm reading Butterfly Porcupine by Susan Francis, she gave me a copy months ago in exchange for an honest review. I feel bad not getting to it sooner, the flood we experienced last month took a toll on my reading and I am seriously back-logged on my list. :(

Kai is an extravert. He likes making friends and hangs out with the close-knit group of teenagers who live in Aintree Court, West London, most of whom have grown up together and attend Aintree High School. At the end of the school term Kai's summer was all planned out: party, date the hottest girl around, play football, play basketball and pursue his hobby, taking pictures with his camera. He lands a job working for a professional photographer, and gets to spend the last weekend of summer at the Reading Music Festival.

Life is good. That is, until a new arrival to Aintree moves into the house across from his....

If Tasha could pick a superpower, she wouldn't have to think about it. It would be invisibility. Tasha is not a people person. At the end of term she leaves her old school, her mother and her friends behind and moves to Aintree to live with her estranged father, his second wife and their son, Marc. Tasha’s summer was all planned out too: settle in her new home, bond with her father’s family and (hopefully) keep a low profile. She soon discovers that not everyone in Aintree is thrilled to have her around.

Homesick and unable to fit in, life is not exactly great. That is, until she receives an unexpected, genuine offer of friendship… or is it?

And here's a teaser, from chapter 4, 11% in the ebook.

He had the same aviator sunglasses on, and took them off as he approached us. His eyes were an unual shade of brown and expressed warmth.

Honestly, I am not feeling it yet. Maybe eventually I will, I guess it's too early to tell.

About Susan Francis

Susan's debut novel, Butterfly porcupine, is the first in a series called Tales from Aintree Court and was first published in paperback in February 2011. A second revised edition was published in July 2012 along with an electronic version. Her second novel, 'Two versions of the same song', the second Aintree tale, will be out at the end of 2012 and she is currently writing the third in the series.

The stories are pitched at the level for readers in their mid-to-late teens but may be enjoyed by adults who enjoy reading YA fiction also.


  1. Hhhm, from the teaser and blurb I could understand why you don't like it. I hope it gets better though, for your sake! Thanks for sharing :)
    My Teaser
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. As a writer, this is one of my great fears -- asking someone to review my novel and they don't feel it. Hope you end up liking it and the author succeeds.

    Here's Mine

  3. I'm pretty easy to please and I finish books even if I don't like where its going, with the exception of Fifty Shades, I couldn't finish it.
    Anyway, I'm only 11% into the book, there's still hope. :D

  4. It's not bad, and it's not that I don't like it. But I do hope it gets better. :)


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