15 November, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (60)

Teaser Tuesday again!

(I know I missed last week--trying to keep up with NaNoWriMo and blogging at the same time.)

This weekly meme is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

  • 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, my teaser is from Goliath by Scott Westerfeld. I love this series; the setting is amazing, and the main characters are some of my favorites.

The Clanker airship was losing altitude quickly now, its shredded gasbag fluttering in the breeze. The other zeppelin was much farther back, hovering over the Kaiserin Elizabeth and raining metal darts onto the frenzied kappa.
-p. 185


Have a teaser, or thoughts on the book you're reading?

-----The Golden Eagle


Anonymous said...

Books? I remember those, back when I had time to read. I did have the chance to read a book that will be released this coming Friday, "The Golden Sky." Flipping to a random page:

"He did that several more times, stopping and starting. The length of silences in between got longer and longer, until one of them lasted...forever."

Laila Knight said...

I've never heard of this one before. Not sure it would be one I'd pick up. :)

Tere Kirkland said...

LOVE Westerfeld, and this series is one of my faves! So fun and creative.

I just started Kimberly Derting's The Pledge, which is SO different (in the best possible way) than her Body Finder books. I'm only on page 45 and I'm already intrigued!

Elaine AM Smith said...

I love Westerfeld, thanks for reminding me ;)

I'm reading YOUNG SAMURAI 2 The Way of the Sword


Jack found himself staring directly into the sunken eye sockets of an old hag, her oily hair crawling with lice. The figure, whom he had believed to be his mother, now raised the knife to Jack's throat, a sliver of potato hanging from the blade like freshly peeled skin.

Old Kitty said...

Lovely!!! I like the phrase "raining metal darts onto the frenzied kappa"! Fantastic!

Take care

Krispy said...

I just finished this one, and I loved it! Totally agree with Tere about how creative and fun Westerfeld's alternate history is!

(And Deryn is a total badass!)

I'm reading The Fox Inheritance right now, which is the sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox (which I really enjoyed). BUT I did see your suggestion, and I totally want to start on Fire soon. LOVED Graceling!

Susan Fields said...

I just finished The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I loved it! She had some laugh out loud lines in there which would make great teasers, but I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone.

Orchid said...

Lovely teaser!!! I should really get around to reading Behemoth and Goliath one day. =)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Oh, very cool - and by such a good author, too! I may have to buy this book. :)

Mad Scientist said...

Steampunkery... How could you go wrong?!

Mad Scientist

Anonymous said...

I haven't had a chance to read Westerfeld yet, although I have his Uglies series. Great teaser.

I'll be done with Cheryl Rainfield's SCARS soon. It is dark, edgy, and riveting.

J. A. Bennett said...

Looks really fun!

Paul Tobin said...

I love airships, not heard of these books though. here's my spoilers from a history book I'm reading: Hugh Thomas The great Olmec sites, with their colossal dark heads with the faces of screaming babies, were covered with dense vegetation. this was a heroic journey with much suffering, even for the commander in chief.

Stuart Nager said...

ge...things can be excused when writing a novel. keep up the great work

....Petty Witter said...

So glad you are enjoying this so much. Thanks for a great teaser, much as I enjoyed it I'm not convinced its a book I'd pick up, still, never say never.

Ciara said...

I enjoyed Laviathan but I haven't read any more. Not enough hours in the day. I still think the walkers were similar to AT AT's from Star Wars. :)

Talli Roland said...

I've heard so much about Scott Westerfeld, but I've never read any of his novels. I'm intrigued!

Connie Keller said...

You're going great on your NaNo goals! Keep up the good work!!

Madeleine said...

Now that sounds intense!

Ninja Girl said...

Can't wait to dive into this series! Westerfield is a great writer, and these books sound just wonderful. Hopefully, it'll end well ;) Looks like you're doing great on your NaNoWriMo goal. Great job,
Ninja Girl

Arlee Bird said...

I've gotta read one these types of novels someday. This sounds kind of good.
And I know the conflict of NaNo and blogging that you're talking about. For me blogging has been winning this year.

A NaNo inspiration story you won't want to miss on:
Tossing It Out

Flying high in the sky.... said...

:) interesting!

Heather said...

I'm ashamed to say, I've never read Scott Westerfield. I'm going to have to remedy that soon, I know. I'm currently reading Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. Here is an excerpt:

Her feet came unstuck from the floor and she stepped through the doorway. The bay was cold, stark, the metal walls like a cage, the ceiling so high that it disappeared into a dark gloom.

M Pax said...

Raining metal darts sounds very exciting.

The Golden Eagle said...

Joshua: I know what you mean--sometimes the idea of sitting down with a book for an extended period of time feels a bit strange. :P Or, at least too strange for someone who loves reading . . .

Intriguing teaser! It sounds sad, though.

Laila: Not even Westerfeld?

It's YA (though I could see a MG reader picking it up) Steampunk/Science Fiction.

Tere: Agreed! It's my favorite series by Westerfeld. :)

I read the first Body Finder book, but not the second; I'll have to look into The Pledge . . .

Elaine: You're welcome. ;)

I love Young Samurai! Those books are so cool.

Old Kitty: I'm glad you enjoyed the teaser! :)

Krispy: Definitely. The alternate history is part of what really drew me into Leviathan.

She is!

It's one of my all-time favorite books. :)

Susan: I've heard of that book before, but never really checked it out much; I'll have to get around to it!

Orchid: Glad you liked it!

Bethany: It's an awesome story. :) (But that's just me.)

Mad Scientist: You can't. ;) Particularly when it's Westerfeld.

Medeia: Those are good books . . . though I enjoyed the last one in the trilogy (not the fourth--I gave up on that one after a few chapters). They seemed to get better as they went along. :)

It sounds like it by the title!

J. A.: Indeed. :)

Paul: I do, too.

It sounds like an interesting book!

Stuart: I will try. :)

Tracy: Thanks!

You're very welcome--and you never (no pun intended) know, you might like it.

Ciara: I've never seen Star Wars, so I can't really compare them. :P

Talli: He's a great writer!

Connie: Thanks! :)

Madeleine: Yup--it's an intense scene in the book.

Ninja Girl: I hope you enjoy them!

My lips are sealed--I won't spoil the end for you. ;)

Thank you!

Arlee: I've really enjoyed them. :)

I usually put the writing first, but nowadays I've been facing more conflict with other things besides blogging and writing. Hopefully, once I finish a project I'm working on things will get a little easier to handle.

Sushmita: Glad you liked the teaser!

Heather: I love the teaser! Especially the description. I've seen that book all over the place, but haven't read it.

M: LOL. Yup. Though for the characters, it's a bit more nerve-wracking. :P