It's Teaser Tuesday, a bookish blog meme hosted every week by MizB of Should Be Reading. Here's how it works:
Grab your current read and let it fall open to a random page (or if you're reading on an electronic device, pick a random number and scroll to that section). Post two or more sentences from that page, along with the book title and author. Share your find with others in the comments at Should Be Reading, and don't give anything vital away!
“Conor sat up straight on the settee, breathing heavily again.
12:07, read the clock.
‘Dammit!’ Conor said. ‘Am I dreaming or not?'
He stood up angrily –
And immediately stubbed his toe.”
p. 64 of Patrick Ness & Siobhan Dowd’s A Monster Calls