The Foreign Identity Blog Tour has reached us! Herray!!! Welcome Becca Campbell fans and blog tour followers. I hope you enjoy your stop.
To make things more interesting, and after reading reviews from other bloggers proclaiming how hooked they were on this novel, I decided to set myself the challenge of reading this book in one day *wipes sweat from eyebrow* and I intend to take you guys with me, so I'll be posting snippets of my favourite scenes - without giving too many spoilers, of course.
Hopefully this should wet your appetite for the review tomorrow and the interview with Becca later in the week. ^_^ So keep on popping back throughout the day if you want to read more teasers. I'll try to update it every couple of hours.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I am doing!
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At first there was only cold. Cool metal against her wrists and ankles. A chill penetrating her back. Then the ache. Her spine hurt from lying against a cold, hard surface. After that first dull pain, scents were the next sensation to penetrate her mind. Musty air. A charred smell like burnt hair. She felt fuzzy, like the air was too thin. What had happened?
(...) A shiver raced down her spine. Long chains bound her hands and feet, with locks securing each of the cuffs in place. They snaked behind her, disappearing into four holes in the wall."
"A rough image of a girl with long tangled hair holding a camera darkened the once-pristine paper. He drew in a sharp breath at the realization of his own handiwork.
'You're an artist!' she said 'That's amazing!'
He shook his head in surprise. 'I didn't realize...' He met her eyes. 'Not exactly a substitute for the real thing, though.' The side of his mouth curled in an almost-smile.
'Is that me?' she asked in surprise, touching her hair self-consciously.
He nodded. 'Did you remember what you look like?'
'No,' she said. 'Do you?'"
"'Because,' he said, 'I don't know what would happen to you if you ate that apple. And I need you here," he added, his tone filled with tenderness.
'Need me? Why?' she asked, pulling her hand back with a quizzical look. 'You're the one who can solve the crazy puzzles. You're the one with the photographic memory. Why do you need me?'
(...) 'I - I don't know. I just do.'"
"'I can tell," he said, laughing. She liked the way his eyes danced when he laughed, almost as if they were squinting in the sunlight. But she didn't like the fact he seemed to be laughing at her.
'What?' she asked, frowning at him.
'Your mouth is stained bright red,' he said grinning at her.
'I can't help it. They're really juicy.' Her frown deepened.
'Don't be upset,' he said turning serious. 'I'm not making fun of you.' He reached over to wipe the corner of her mouth with his finger, and then touched it to his tongue. 'It's sweet,' he said, smiling softly at her."
"'Kel.' His voice was soft but grim, 'Do you want to know who we are? To find out where we came from? To figure out how to get back?'
She hesitated. Then nodded.
'I can only think of only one option.' He placed one finger on the rectangle and tapped the map. 'We have to go back.'
'Back?' Her voice sounded hollow to her own ears. She was aware of only the dull thudding of her heart.
'Back where this all began.'"
I'm stopping with teasers now, as all the good scenes would give away too much. But I can tell you this: I'm biting my nails to the quick!!!! *_*