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Monday, July 12, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike

September 13th 2010 by Harcourt Children's Books

"But what did I have to smile about? I was trapped in Istabul for the summer. Trapped in an elevator with a cute Turkish guy who didn't like me. Of course I was the one torturing him. To be blunt, I was behaving badly."- page 8

One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a hot boy she's starting to love but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the formidable monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet—the ancient Carpet of Ka—and leave her stranded.

Discovering the Carpet of Ka has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she loves. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?

(I'm sad to say I've never read any of Christopher Pike's books--this one is GREAT so far! Makes me want to read some more of his--can anyone recommend a good title or two?)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.


gautami tripathy said...

I like the premise!

Teaser Tuesday: The Likeness by Tana French

salarsenッ said...

Sounds great and I love the setting! Thanks.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ha ha :) I like it! She's saucy :)

My Teaser Tuesday is here :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Cute! I have read Christopher Pike and he is good. I'll have to try this one!

LM Preston said...

Okay, if I was in Istanbul - I would so not be bored. I can't wait to see what the world building is like in this book. It sounds like it would be exciting.

Jess. said...

It's always fun to behave badly!

My teaser is up at Find the Time to Read

GMR said...

Nice teaser! I remember reading a blurb about this one once...sounds pretty good, thanks for sharing!

Can't recommend any Christoper Pike titles, though I have seen them around (haven't read them at this point), but my teaser Tuesday, or as I like to call it Taste Testing Tuesday, has a few other reading suggestions if you're so inclined... Happy reading!

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Oh, I like it! Great cover too!

My teaser this week is from an ARC of Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt.

Happy reading :)

Anonymous said...

He's an uneven author but some of his books are brill enough that I'm a huge fan.

His best: Season of Passage, Falling, Thirst Vol. 1. He works better at 400+ full length than YA length...which Amazon says this is. Ooh.