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!

This week’s tease comes from The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker.

“The first time Claire ever threw salt to the fire, it did indeed turn black. She was six and so little she had to reach up before she could scatter the salt to the flames. There was a sizzle and a pop, and then came an acrid swirl of undeniable pitch smoke. The townspeople behind her drew their breaths and clutched their children closer, then shuffled into the shadows, their eyes probing as owls on the hunt. The circle of space around Claire, her mother, and her sister grew larger and colder.”

What will you tease with this week?

This tease is from an Uncorrected Proof, the published edition may differ. Thanks to NetGalley for my review copy. (Oh, and isn’t the cover awesome?)