09 August, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (49)

Time for a bookish meme! Teaser Tuesday 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!
My teaser is from Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill. Barring scientific impossibility (a black hole is a black hole, and while it swallows stars, you can't see anything) I love this book. I want to know what happens to the characters. The SF world is great. The plot? It looks like it's going to be good so far.

(I like this cover. The red and black fits well with what I've read. But did they really have to slap on the review by Suzanne Collins at the top? SOURCE.)

"They demanded," she answers, "six children. You've heard of the Dræu. You know what they do with children."
-p. 67


Got a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading? Feel free to leave them in the comments!

-----The Golden Eagle


Christine Rains said...

Oh, what an intriguing teaser. I like the cover too.

Sunny said...

Ruh roh! What do they do with children?!! ACK!

LOL - Great Tease!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Did you know Black Hole Sun is the name of an old Soundgarden song? Sorry, that's what came to mind first...

Laila Knight said...

Oh, cool. I wanna know what they do to children now. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a great teaser - I'm feeling sorry for those kids!

Heather said...

This sounds like a good book! And Alex, me too! LOL! Now it's stuck in my head. I'll spare you all a teaser since I'm still reading GONE by Michael Grant (which is awesome).

Jennifer said...

What an intriguing teaser, I am afraid to ask what they do with children.
My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesdays-adam-eve.html

jlshall said...

Great teaser! But chilling. I love the cover, too.

Old Kitty said...

Oooh what a foreboding teaser!! What do they do with the children, these intriguingly named Draeu?! Oh dear!

Take care

Emma Michaels said...

I don’t think my TBR pile will recover from the teasers this week! So many amazing books, so little time. Hope you will stop by and comment on my Clockwork Prince teaser on http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com !

Marlena Cassidy said...

Oooo, very ominous. I like.

Brian said...

I like the cover too, and I'd have to see what happened to the children!

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm with Alex, that song came to mind first.

Here's an excerpt from a mystery I'm reading called Presumed Dead by Shirley Wells:

"Hanging's too good for them. Young kids, I expect. They think the world owes them a living."

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

The thought I have on the book I'm currently reading is that it's made of nothingness and air. I read entirely too many blogs to want to read books as of late.

Anonymous said...

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L'Aussie said...

Man, I'm worried. What do they do with children? Great teaser...


Arlee Bird said...

I like the concept and mystery of black holes and they present imaginative opportunities for science fiction.

Tossing It Out

Lynda R Young said...

oh, that sounds intriguing...

Deepali said...

whoa - whats going to happen to the kids?
Love Terry Pratchett too - do you want to do a "Terry Pratchett month" next month? We can host it together, and perhaps suggest books/review books/poll the best book etc?

Amy said...

Great teaser! Never heard of this one before, but I am definitely checking it out now! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Scary snippet.

Madeleine said...

I'm always impressed by how many novels you get through. LOL! :O)

Sonia Lal said...

Whatever they do with the children, it can't be pleasant.

The Golden Eagle said...

Christine: Huge text doesn't usually appeal to me, but I think they did it well with this one.

Sunny: Eat them, unfortunately.


Alex: No, I didn't know that! LOL. I'll have to see if I can find it on YouTube . . .

Laila: They eat children.

Anytime! :)

Jemi: Thank you!

I feel sorry for them, too.

Heather: It is! I absolutely tore through it--and I haven't done that to a book for a while. :)

Feel free to leave a teaser from that book; I really like it.

Jennifer: Should I tell you then? ;) Because they eat the children they take . . .

Jlshall: Thanks!

It fits the book well enough; though I'm a little confused by the title, even after finishing it. :P

Old Kitty: The Draeu eat children; they're terrifying creatures.

Emma: LOL. I know--my TBR pile is huge.

Marlena: Glad you liked it! :)

Brian: You'll have to read the rest of the book to find out what happens . . . :D

Clarissa: I've never heard it. I guess I'll have to look it up!

Presumed? So there's a chance the character's still alive?

Great teaser!

Elliot: Sorry to hear your read is like that. It's always disappointing and frustrating to be caught in a book that doesn't appeal.

Thanks for following!

Romi: You're welcome! :) Thank you for coming by.

L'Aussie: Ah, they eat them.


Arlee: Yup. Though if anyone dares suggest you can go into one and return alive, it doesn't sit very well with me. :P

Lynda: It's a great book!

Deepali: The Draeu want to eat them . . .

It sounds like fun! I haven't read more than a few, though: Nation, The Fifth Elephant, Good Omens, and Thief of Time. Not many compared to the dozens he's written, but I'd love to host a Terry Pratchett month! :)

Amy: Thanks!

It's definitely worth the read.

Carol: That's what I was aiming for. ;)

Madeleine: My pace has slowed recently; I hope to get back to reading more so I can tackle that huge TBR pile. :P

Sonia: Nope--the Draeu eat children.

Jen Chandler said...

Great! Now I want to know what "they" do to the children. Another book for the TBR pile!!


Theresa Milstein said...

Oooo, what do they do with children?

I'm too lazy to grab my book. However, I have the next book on my list in front of me.

The Near Witch ARC by Victoria Schwab, page 73

"I think I best find the boy, and fast."

"YOu can't make something appear from nothing," offers Bo with a shrug.

Carol Riggs said...

I'm not reading anything right now. But thanks for the mention of this book--and the teaser. (Yes, what DO they do with the children???) Ha, they put the review by Suzanne Collins there to (supposedly) help sell the book!

Paul Tobin said...

Interesting sounding book. I read somewhere that the colours used on a book cover are designed to appeal to a particular gender, I think put very crudely reds and blacks are to appeal to males and pink/pastel colours to females. I am never sure though with such pop psychology myself, I think they sound good but have no use in practice.

Shelley said...

Great teaser for the day! I hope they don't get those six children! :)

Talli Roland said...

Intrigued by your book - and I love the red and black.

The Golden Eagle said...

Jen: It's a great book--you should read it! :)

Theresa: They eat children.

Intriguing teaser! I wonder why they want to find the boy.

Carol: You're welcome! :)

I don't really dislike The Hunger Games, it's just not one of my favorites. And I don't like it when they do it books I really like--let it stand on its own. :P (Though it is nice of authors to support others.)

Paul: It's a great read!

Actually, it's the opposite for me, even though I'm female. I often stay away from pink/pastel covers if I can. That came up when I was looking at tags people had added to it on Shelfari--I came across several "boy book" labels. Such things bother me, since it seems like they're just ostracizing part of their market.

Shelley: Thanks!

Nope, they didn't. :)

Talli: I like it, too!