Saturday, March 14, 2015

Stuffed Animal Saturday [21]

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

This Saturday, Walnut the wombat and Peanut Butter the otter are reading Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton with me!

So far: Walnut and Peanut Butter both really like Seeker so far! They find it especially interesting because even though we expected it to read like a high fantasy story, it actually reads more like a dystopian. There's also some heavy stuff going on so Walnut and Peanut Butter are curious about where the story is going.

Sneak peek: Walnut and Peanut Butter couldn't think of precisely one passage that could give the feel of the book but they thought this passage from the beginning of the story would give you a good sneak peek into the world of Seeker.

     It would be nice to make it though alive, Quin thought. She ducked to the right as her opponent's sword came whistling past the left side of her body, nearly slicing off her arm. Quin's own whipsword was in her hand in its whip form. With a crack, she flicked it out, and it solidified into a long sword. It'd be a shame if he split my head open now. I'm so close to success. The enormous man she was fighting looked delighted at the thought of killing her.
     The sunlight was in Quin's eyes, but on reflex she raised her weapon over her head and stopped her opponent's next strike before it cut her skull in two. The force of his blow against her sword was like a tree trunk falling upon her, and her legs buckled.
     "Got you, haven't I?" her adversary roared. Alistair MacBain was the biggest man she knew. He stood over her, his red hair glowing like an evil Scottish halo in the dusty sunbeams coming through the skylight. He was also her uncle, but that didn't mean anything at the moment.
     Quin scuttled backward. Alistair's huge arm swung his oversized weapon as if it were no more than a conductor's baton. He really intends to kill me, she realized.
Walnut and Peanut Butter told me to stop the passage there as to create an air of mystery. They're silly. Anyway, they like this scene because since it's the first scene in the story, it's also the reader's first chance to see the characters unfold. Walnut and Peanut Butter agree that Quin seems like a total warrior and they can't wait to see where her journey goes.

- Kiersten

Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting? 
Let us know in your own Stuffed Animal Saturday!

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