15 February, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (27)

Another Teaser Tuesday! This meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

Rules for participating:

  • 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!

This week's teaser comes from The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer, the companion book to Life As We Knew It.

Bri stood absolutely still. "Is it an orphanage?" she asked. "Are you sending me to an orphanage?"
-p. 93


Have a teaser? Feel free to share it in the comments! :)

-----The Golden Eagle


Jennifer said...

What a terrifying thought. Was it as bad as Bri thought? My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesdays-the-singing-and-dancing-daughters-of-god.html

Hannah Kincade said...

I'm reading Birth Marked. Here's my line: "Some girls would be attracted to his handsome face, even though he was dead cold within." -pg 49

Loving this book so far.

Orchid said...

NOw I want to know what happened. Thanks for sharing the teaser. ^_^

Jade said...

Fun little exercise! Here is mine:

"Look here, Mr Sims, I don't like your tone. I said I would leave now and I will get there just as soon as I can."

--All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Old Kitty said...

Nice teaser!!!! I love the title too!! Thanks Golden Eagle!! Take care! x

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Great teaser! These books are AMAZING! I hope you are enjoying them!

N. R. Williams said...

Great teaser.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Icewolf said...

I read this book, but put it down after the first chapter. :P I'm not one for end-of-the-world stuff...

Jai Joshi said...

That was a pretty good teaser.


smellincoffee said...

They can't be all bad, but I've never read about a character who went into an orphanage and came out OK -- but then again, kids who go into orphanages have lost their parents, so they've a lot to struggle through.

Can't be as bad as what happened to Tom Riddle, though! ;)

Shelley said...

Interesting teaser! :) Even the cover alone is intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

Lynda Young said...

I have to say I LOVE the cover of that book! I think I'd buy it on the cover alone lol

Happily Cheesy said...

I'm afraid my current reads are not terribly "hook"-y, but I'm reading them to appease my 10 yr old. He wants to discuss the plots. Oye! How I look forward to reading regular books again.

Gail said...

"At last, with no one measuring me or sizing me up, I was finally free to be whatever size I wanted."

Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker...just finished it and it was fantastic!

Brian said...

That's a good teaser! That cover is a good teaser by itself!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have to stop reading this teasers. I already have a long list of books I want to check out.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I devoured both of those books. Such a harrowing scenario she created.

Here's a teaser from Jennifer Donnelly's A NORTHERN LIGHT.
Jenny Hubbard is only six years old, but the growing season is short in the North Woods, and children, like the corn, have to come up fast if they are to come up at all.

Susan Fields said...

Way to leave us with a cliffhanger - now I have to know what happens!

Theresa Milstein said...

That's a great tease!

I'm reading Specials by Scott Westerfeld (3rd in the Uglies series)

Page 39:

"Tally threw herself to one side, imagining more arrows in flight, her feet skipping across the still buzzing shock stick. She spun around and fell backward to the ground."

Misha said...

Great Teaser! I have Life as we Knew it and will be reading it soon.

Janet Johnson said...

I've heard of these books . . . I haven't read them though. Perhaps I should. :)

Angela Ackerman said...

I haven't read these, but love that cover. I'll keep an eye out fo rit--sounds dystopian. <3

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Andrea said...

This is a great series. Great choice!

Reading Lark's Teaser

Daily Morning Coffee said...

Quite interesting. Enjoyed it.

I can suggest you another site with brain storming brain teasers. I have tried it and believe me if you are a brain teasers lover who loves to solve brain teasers then try solving out these Brainteasers and find out how smart you are.

Best of Luck!!!

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, fantastic teaser!

laughingwolf said...

neat cover...

Heather said...

That sounds like it could be a great book! Here's my teaser from Across The Universe by Beth Revis:

She starts crying. Not soft, sad tears, but angry sort, like she hates the world, or at least the ship that is now her world.

pg. 91

Michael Offutt said...

Hi. I got your name from the crusade thing over on Rachael's blog. Nice meeting you.

Megan K. Bickel said...

Hey fellow Crusader! Just wanted to stop by and say "hello!" So fun to meet you!

Margo Kelly said...

"Nice work," I say, as Marcy takes a furious run of photographs. Assuming the blood matches the victim's, this latest piece of the puzzle helps me map out the crime.

p245 of HOUSE RULES by Jodi Picoult

Fellow crusader and new follower - :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Huh...that sounds like a fun meme. I'll have to check into the book.

Wanted to say hello to a fellow crusader and to follow. Hello!

Tanya Reimer said...

Hi Crusader! Welcome to the fight.
Here's my teaser;
from the first line of The Lost Symbol, because Dan Brown is just that good.

"The secret is how to die."

Now that is a killer first line.
Wish I'd thought of it.

Charity Bradford said...

Hello Crusader. Here is my teaser a bit late.

I'm actually reading something other than sci fi right now, weird, huh?

This is from "Peace Like A River" by Leif Enger.

"Did you ever hear a rifle shot inside a house? Inside a plastered room?" p. 49

Tony Benson said...

Hi Golden Eagle. I see we're in the same crusade group. Yey!

Here's a teaser:

'She thought of that radio transmitter of his, which she had just run across in her bag. "Or maybe it wasn't hidden, maybe I just didn't want to see it"'

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Talli Roland said...

Wow - what a teaser! :) Hope you're having a great week.

Zan Marie said...

Hi, Golden Eagle,
I'm following you back from my blog In the Shade of the Cherry Tree. I love your site. It's just beautiful! Nice to meet you.

The Golden Eagle said...

Jennifer: No, it wasn't. She was going Upstate (of New York--that's where the book takes place) to a convent where she would be safe from the city crime and where there was food.

Hannah: I have that book out of the library!

Great! :)

Orchid: She didn't go to an orphanage!

You're welcome!

Jade: I agree! Teaser Tuesday is a lot of fun.

I love books by James Herriot! :)

Old Kitty: Thank you!

You're very welcome for it!

Lisa-Marie: Thank you!

I am enjoying them!

Nancy: Thanks! :)

Icewolf: I've done that for books I just wasn't attracted to; what's the point in continuing to read something you know you won't like?

I find apocalypse/dystopian novels interesting because they present all kinds of possibilities; not that it's all that likely any of them will emerge, but there's lots of room for imagination.

Jai: Glad you liked it!

Smellincoffee: True, there are few or no characters who go to an orphanage and come out unchanged.

Nope! :D

Shelley: I agree about the cover!

You're welcome! :)

Lynda: I like it, too. It's striking, isn't it?

The Golden Eagle said...

Happily Cheesy: Some Middle Grade novels are quite good, though. :)

Gail: That sounds liberating!

Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Brian: Thanks!

It is a cool cover!

Susan: LOL. That happens to me as well! Just so many new books to be put on an already-very-long list.

Tricia: There's a third book as well, isn't there? I really want to read that one now!

I've read a few positive review of A Northern Light, and I love your teaser!

Susan: Yes, I'm a terrible tease. :D

Theresa: Thank you!

I enjoyed that book--it's my favorite out of the whole trilogy. (I really didn't like the first book, Uglies.)

Misha: Thanks!

It's a good book! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Janet: They are great books! You really appreciate what you have afterwards; the world Pfeffer builds lacks most modern technology and food and water are at a shortage.

Angela: It's Dystopian/Science Fiction/Speculative, and well-written at that. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Andrea: Thanks! :)

Daily Morning Coffee: Hello!

Dazzling Mage: Thank you!

Laughingwolf: I agree!

Heather: That is a great teaser!

Michael: Hi, Fellow Crusader! Welcome to The Eagle's Aerial Perspective. :) Nice meeting you too!

Megan: Great to meet you too!

Margo: Intriguing teaser!

Great! Looking forward to Crusading with you.

Raquel: Teaser Tuesday is a lot of fun!

You should. The Dead and the Gone is a good book!

Hello to you as well! Welcome to my blog, fellow Crusader!

Tanya: Thank you! It's nice to meet you, Tanya. :)

WOW. Talk about a great first line!

I've never read anything by Dan Brown; I should, just to find out what his writing is like . . .

Charity: Hi, Crusader!

Teaser clashes with the book title; now I'm intrigued to find out more! Thanks for sharing!

The Golden Eagle said...

Tony: Cool!

There's an interesting difference. Great teaser!

Talli: Thanks!

I hope you're having a great week! :)

Zan: Hello there!

Thank you so much; I look forward to Crusading with you!