Teaser Tuesdays: As I Descended by Robin Talley


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday: As I Descended

As I Descended by Robin TalleyTitle: As I Descended
Author: Robin Talley
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 6, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

“Something wicked this way comes.”

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are their school’s ultimate power couple—even if no one knows it but them.

Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey.

Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy, and the presumptive winner of the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s whole world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word.

But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything—absolutely anything—to make their dreams come true. And the first step is unseating Delilah for the Kingsley Prize. The full scholarship, awarded to Maria, will lock in her attendance at Stanford―and four more years in a shared dorm room with Lily.

Maria and Lily will stop at nothing to ensure their victory—including harnessing the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school.

But when feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.

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I am loving this book so far! It is a Shakespeare inspired story that is also set in a boarding school, two things that I adore! This book is also so diverse with Mexican characters and multiple LGBT couples. I am so excited to keep reading and find out what happens.

Book Quotes: As I Descended by Robin Talley

“Maria was the only one in their class who looked at Lily like she saw a girl who happened to be holding crutches. Not a pair of crutches that happened to be holding up a girl.”

About Robin Talley

Robin Talley

I live in Washington, D.C., with my wife, our baby daughter, an antisocial cat and a goofy hound dog. Whenever the baby's sleeping, I'm probably busy writing young adult fiction about queer characters, reading books, and having in-depth conversations with friends and family about things like whether Jasmine's character motivation was sufficiently established in Aladdin.

11 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays: As I Descended by Robin Talley

  1. Rabiah says:

    After LIES WE TELL OURSELVES I’m DEFINITELY excited to read this one. Glad you like it! I love that it’s diverse and is based off of Shakespeare. Great teaser and happy reading 😀

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I like the little twist with the dark powers, and I am always a huge fan of boarding school settings. I don’t know why, but they have always been awesome stories for me!

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