Teaser Tuesday (8) – Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

June 26, 2012 Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, Dutton Books, Kat Rosenfield, Teaser Tuesday 14

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

I seem to be just starting a new book when it is time to pick a teaser. LOL This weeks teaser is from Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone. I started this late last night so I am not very far into it but I did come across a passage I wanted to share.


Expected Publication Date: July 5th 2012

From Goodreads:

An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town–and Becca–into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.

Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson’s life are intercut with Becca’s own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia’s death.

The Teaser:

     We sat together, the rushing breeze making rustling sounds in the trees, the branches above our heads creaking, groaning, moving in time with the wind. The air was thick with the scent of wild roses.
     So thick, that smell. It stifled, pressed back against the golden thrust of the sun. The wild rose wants to be remembered, wants to color the afternoon with its heady essence, so that every summer recollection is tinted with its sweet, soft-petaled scent. It was a blanket that covered everything, crept into my nose and flooded my eyes with perfume that couldn’t be blinked away.       pg 35

*(Please note that this has been taken from an ARC and may differ from the final copy)

Beautiful, right? I am adoring the writing so far and excited to delve further into the plot. Stay tuned, because I just might be having a quickie giveaway for my ARC copy later this week. 🙂

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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