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Teaser Tuesdays, A Bookish Meme: When My Heart Was Wicked

Teaser Tuesdays
is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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 (To-Be-Read) lists if they like your teasers!

I finished reading a novel last night and have not started another one yet today, so my Teaser is from the book I just completed, When My Heart Was Wicked, by Tricia Stirling. This is a YA urban fantasy, set in a very real Sacramento, California, but with a main character, Lacy, who believes she and her mother have the ability to do magic. Her father passed away before the start of the novel, and in this passage, on page 86, Lacy is remembering the things she loved about him.

He was blowing bubbles from a plastic jug and I was running through the water ankle-deep trying to catch them. There were dragonflies and damselflies everywhere, and later, cold, I snuggled into his arms and he said, "This is my favorite moment. This moment has wings, can you see that?"

(I guess I should mention that this quote is taken from an Advanced Reader Copy. It's an uncorrected page proof and some text may have been altered before the final edition was printed. The actual book came out in February 2015.)