Teaser Tuesday #8 – Shades of the Stars: A Legend of the Dreamer Anthology by David James

This book as one of THE most beautiful covers I have ever seen. And I’m pretty much obsessed with David James’ writing and squee about his work all the time – so OF COURSE I chose it for my Teaser Tuesday this week!

Blurb:

This Legend of the Dreamer anthology features playlists, essays on the magical world of the Order, deleted scenes from Light of the Moon (Book 1), an author interview, and a special look at the sequel, Shadow of the Sun (Book 2). The pulse-pounding short stories The Witch’s Curse, The Warrior’s Code, and an exclusive story called The Enchanter’s Fire are included for the first time in print.

In The Witch’s Curse, Magda cannot stop her heart from running rampant with the beating drum of love. Whenever her eyes find Samuel, she can feel the pull of strings so vividly alive against her heart. But for Magda, love goes against fate; her destiny as a witch forbids her to need anything but the dark binds of magic. Soon, the witch’s curse begins to call to Magda. To deny her love for Samuel would be unthinkable, but to defy her destiny would be impossible. Before the curse can consume her, Magda must decide between Samuel and destiny, and her heart may beat too savagely for anyone to stop.

In The Warrior’s Code, Warriors fight for justice, freedom, and peace. Becoming a Warrior is an honor given to few, and twelve-year-olds Zackery Solts and Kate Black will do anything to have a place among the elite. Zack and Kate must compete against eighteen others and pass three deadly tests of courage and skill. Above all, they must be strong because while the dangers of the tests are unknown, one thing is clear: not everyone will survive.

In The Enchanter’s Fire, Lily Woods is a girl on fire. Literally. Her element burns as fierce as her heart, and very few enchanters want to get close to a girl with such radiant power. None except for Shane Spencer, a boy as calm and cool as his icy element. But fire and ice don’t mix, and the element Lily burns inside her is growing stronger. Unstoppable. Soon, Lily’s fire may be the end of them all. Taking place during the final, pulse-pounding moments of Light of the Moon, The Enchanter’s Fire burns with action and romance.

Shades of the Stars is a perfect read for fans of the Defy the Dark anthology and Lauren Oliver’s Delirium Stories collection.

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!

My Teasers:

“He whispered, ‘The stars shine so brightly before they die, Magda. And even after they blink away, we can still see them. Stars don’t fade like people do.'”

and

“He breathed, ‘Our love is infinite.'”

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4 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday #8 – Shades of the Stars: A Legend of the Dreamer Anthology by David James

  1. Wow, I like the first teaser! It gave me chills. Those short stories sounds really good; I can’t believe I haven’t come across Light of the Moon before – that has a cool cover on goodreads as well. (Yes, I did some book stalking as a result of this post…) Cool pick!

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