Tuesday, March 16, 2010


When I first read TWILIGHT, I got to the end, and there was a "teaser" chapter for NEW MOON. In those first pages, we learn how Bella and Edward's relationship progresses, and he and his family throw a birthday party for her. One of Edward's brothers goes feral when Bella gets a papercut, and, the next thing we know, she's fallen through a glass-topped table and is lying, bleeding, in a room filled with hungry vampires.

And then the pages run out.

I'm not sure where you live on the planet, but that cry of anguish you heard last February was me.

I HAD to get NEW MOON. Right that very moment. It could have been hailing toxic waste*, and I still would have driven to Borders.

* Which is pretty rare. When I was growing up in New Jersey, they only had to cancel school twice because of it.

So, teaser chapters work on me. How about for you? If you read and enjoyed a book, would a teaser chapter make you more likely to buy the sequel? Are there situations where you avoid reading the teaser?


Disgruntled Bear said...

I often hold off reading the teaser chapter if I know the sequel isn't out yet. Why start something when I'll have to wait months for closure?

That's just cruel (looking at you, Connie Willis!)

StephTheBookworm said...

For some reason, I never read the teasers. I just wait until I get the book so that I don't forget what I read in the teaser chapter.

fairyhedgehog said...

I pretty much always avoid teaser chapters - unless I've already decided to get the next book, and it's available.

I haven't even read a teaser and I'm desperate to get my hands on The Girl Who Stirred Up A Hornet's Nest, just from reading the other two books in the trilogy.

Brenda said...

Teaser chapters totally work for me and I read them immediately. Luckily when I came upon Twilight, all 4 books were already out and I read them all in 5 days.

Disgruntled Bear said...

Hi Brenda,

Same here. I looked up at the end of Breaking Dawn, amazed that my kids had all survived. :)

Keisha Azzalea said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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