Teaser Tuesdays: Juliet by Anne Fortier

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

I’m doing it again: getting slightly out of my usual reading habits to try something that sounded appealing. Juliet references Romeo and Juliet and is a romance in its own right, and that’s about what I knew of it when I started. I have selected an extra-special teaser for you today.

Within the coniferous greens of his eyes, I now got a warning glimpse of his soul. It was a disturbing sight.

Kids, I don’t know about you, but this is the sort of thing that concerns me about romance novels. Coniferous greens of his eyes? Really? Anybody love this or (ahem) anybody else find this ridiculous?

18 Responses

  1. Does that mean he had tree eyes? It is nice to break out of your normal type of reading though. Good luck.

  2. LOL! What makes your tease great is your commentary!

    Trish – My Teaser

  3. I’ve still got it on my shelf and now I’m afraid it might stay there. You can have a little romance in a book, without sounding like a romance novel, I think. If I’m rolling my eyes, I can’t see the page!

    My teasers are here.

  4. It’s an interesting choice of words, no question about it. Makes for an interesting teaser!

  5. No more ridiculous than someone’s skin described as that it sparkled as if diamonds were embedded in it. Which just sounds painful to me. lol At least this one doesn’t have trees growing out of his eyes…which could be a tad bit…odd.

    My teaser is here.

  6. Ok, it is a little over the top. Tree eyes? Really?

    Here is my tease: Mom Reads My Books

  7. Sounds like a fairly unanimous response to the conifers. 🙂 I should point out that this book has its redeeming features (review to come), but the coniferous greens remain a sticking point for me.

  8. It does sound a little odd but, at the same time, it does call up a certain color in my mind. Unfortunately not one I have ever seen in human eyes. My teasers are from Timeless by Gail Carriger and Dark Eyes by William Richter. Happy reading!

  9. While I do like the occasional romance, that description does seem a bit over the top to me. Hope it is not indicative of the rest of the book, as this one does sound good to me.

  10. Ha! Yes, this book had a few odd linguistic moments like that, but I found it a fun, enjoyable read. (And, of course, it made me want to head straight to Italy.) Thanks for the chuckle!

  11. It’s fun to read something a little different, isn’t it? My Teaser is from The Longings of Women: Sandy’s Teaser

  12. It does have a beautiful cover.
    Take your warm fuzzies where you may.

  13. […] drag out the enjoyment a little bit. And I’m also just about done with Anne Fortier’s Juliet on audio. I’m conflicted. I’m more annoyed than anything else, really, but occasionally […]

  14. […] biggest problem for me was some of the overwrought language Fortier employs. See my recent Teaser Tuesday for an especially ridiculous turn of phrase; and see also “…a wave of warm oblivion […]

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