26 June, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (83)

Teaser Tuesday is a bookish meme 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 my teaser is from 172 Hours On the Moon by Johan Harstad. The title attracted me--it certainly indicates Science Fiction. I haven't actually started the book yet, but it's next on my library TBR pile.

(The eye creeps me out a bit, I have to say. But it's sort of grown on me and based on the blurb it seems to fit the book.)
For safety reasons, NASA had decided that the three young people who would be chosen to go must be at least fourteen and that they couldn't be older than eighteen. They would also need to be between five feet four inches and six feet four inches tall, undergo a psychological examination performed by a certified practitioner in their hometown, and pass a general physical examination in order to obtain a medical "green card".
-p. 18


What are you reading? Have a teaser to share from it?

-----The Golden Eagle


Christine Rains said...

Intriguing teaser. That eye is a little creepy, but it's a great cover.

Cherie Reich said...

That cover is delightfully creepy and what a great teaser!

Here's my TT.

Rusty Webb said...

That is one creepy cover. Sounds like it would be a cool book. I'm currently reading my hero, Alastair Reynolds' new release in the states, A Blue Remembered Earth.

KarenG said...

I'm reading Tender Graces by Kat Magendie on my Kindle and absolutely love it.

J. A. Bennett said...

I love the eye! I think it's haunting :)

Chihuahua Zero said...

I read this book. Interesting as a thriller, but you might be unsatisfied by the ending.

Marsha Sigman said...

I am seriously creeped by that eye.

And I'm not reading anything right now! But I just finished Partials by Dan Wells. AMAZING READ.

First few lines:

Newborn #485GA18M died on June 30, 2076, at 6:07 in the morning. She was three days old. The average lifespan of a human child, in the time since the Break, was fifty-six hours. They didn't even name them anymore.

Old Kitty said...

Fab title, cover and teaser!! I think I may look out for this book! Thanks! take care

Precy Larkins said...

Eek! The cover is creepy but intriguing. Sounds like it would be a thrilling read.

I'm currently ready Maggie Stiefvater's The Scorpio Races. I love the first page. Here's the opening line:

It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.

Shelley said...

Cool teaser. And yes, that eye is kinda creepy! Hope it's as interesting as it sounds! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Creepy cool cover!

I'm reading New York to Dallas by JD Robb - loving it!

Jay Noel said...

Whoa. I love that cover. I'd pick that book up based on that alone.

Charles Gramlich said...

Here's two lines from what I'm writing:

Blood dappled the snow. Krieg did not hesitate to follow.

Anthony said...

The book looks interesting.

DWei said...

So, why exactly would anyone voluntarily sign up for this thing. ._.

Susan Roebuck said...

Ewww...that eye - I have a "thing" about eyes. The snippet sounded interesting though - you could go, you're in the right age range! I'm reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

Anonymous said...

That eye is creeping me out. It does sound like an intriguing story, though.

Talli Roland said...

I agree - the eye is creepy! Sounds like an interesting read.

Yvonne Osborne said...

The eye is creepy but would probably make me pick it up, should I venture into the Sci-Fi aisle. I'm not reading anything at present to share, well I'm trying to start The Deerslayer but what a wordy missive it is!

Misha Gericke said...

The eye is pretty freaky, but interesting at the same time. I wonder what the medical green card is for. :-)

Matt said...

Sounds like a scrutinous examination, good teaser and I dig the cover.

Anonymous said...

Currently I am reading "Why we Broke up" which will inspire my next blog post so stay tuned :)

Pat Hatt said...

The cover really brings forth a certain creep factor.

Anonymous said...

"Several hours and a few bone-bruising falls later, I'd crept through six levels and at least twenty corridors. My efforts had not been rewarded." -ELEMENTAL by Emily White.

Sangu Mandanna said...

Oooh that sounds like a VERY intriguing book! Off to check it out now.

I'm rereading the Princess Diaries books right now (so fun!) but don't have any to hand for teasers. Ah, well.

Anonymous said...

Cool cover -- I like how the moonscape is reflected in the eye. I'm a s-l-o-w reader, still making my way through A Princess of Mars and enjoying every page of it.

Brinda said...

OH NO...My TBR pile is beyond hope. I will need to add this one.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That sounds like an interesting setting for a sci-fi book. I like it.

nutschell said...

ooh! Interesting. Maybe I'll add that book to my already growing pile of TBR books!

The Golden Eagle said...

Christine: That's what I thought about the cover, too.

Cherie: Thank you!

Rusty: I need to read more by Alastair Reynolds. Hope A Blue Remembered Earth is good!

Karen: Glad to hear you're enjoying it. :)

J. A.: Definitely haunting.

Chihuahua Zero: Hmm. I'll keep that in mind.

Marsha: That's a chilling teaser. I'd hate to live in a world where babies lived for only hours.

Old Kitty: You're welcome! I hope you like the book if you find and read it. :)

Precy: It's very thriller-ish.

I adored The Scorpio Races. I didn't think I would, since The Wolves of Mercy Falls didn't strike me as awesome.

Shelley: Thanks!

It's intriguing so far, that's for sure.

Jemi: I like the title of that book. Sounds like the characters are going on a road trip.

Jay: It's striking.

Charles: Very interesting lines. Ties in well with the excerpt I read on your blog earlier!

Anthony: It is. :)

DWei: LOL. Yeah, it does make you wonder; though I'd probably sign up to go to the moon if I could.

Susan: But too short. Later on the in the paragraph they say the entrant has to be at least 5'4". I'm 5'3", darn it!

I thought that was an interesting book. What do you think of it?

The Golden Eagle said...

Medeia: So far, it's proving to be.

Talli: Seems there's consensus on the cover. :)

Yvonne: I hope The Deerslayer gets less wordy and more interesting. I've never read the book, though I've heard of it before.

Misha: Travel to the moon. NASA, apparently, requires that the three teenagers who go there pass medical tests. :P

Matt: Indeed!

Glad you liked the teaser.

Cestlavie22: Will do. :)

Pat: Especially since there's a person standing on the surface of the moon--without a spacesuit.

Joshua: I feel bad for the character. That sounds painful!

Great teaser.

Sangu: I've never read any of the Princess Diaries books, though I saw the first movie (and still think it's funny).

Milo: Me, too.

Good to hear! I put The Martian Tales Trilogy on hold at my library; hoping they send it over soon so I can read it myself.

Brinda: LOL. Count mine in the "hopeless" category as well.

Michael: Unique, that's for sure. Not many SF stories are set on the moon, with teenagers.

Nutschell: Mine's ever-growing, too. :P

Cally Jackson said...

Cool teaser. I wouldn't be chosen based on that criteria - I'm too short and I probably wouldn't pass the psych either. :-D

Connie Keller said...

Oh, wow, the eyeball cover is creepy!

MyTricksterGod said...

Yea, I WISH NASA could afford sending people to the moon.
Anyway, just the fact that NASA is actually playing a role in the book piques my curiosity as to where the author would be going with this... but alas... for now, I must only witness NASA playing important and deserved roles in books and wait for the real things to occur.
I'm finding out that someone's an eagle-maniac (get it?)
Ever thought about telling us why eagles are so fascinating for you?

Anonymous said...

Agree.. the eye is pretty creepy. Love the teaser.

laughingwolf said...

how's it compare to bob's: 'the moon is a harsh mistress'?

current read: marion zimmer bradley's: 'heritage and exile', combining 'the heritage of hastur' and 'sharra's exile', two of her classic 'darkover' novels, in one

if you're not familiar with her tales, you're missing out....

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Hi Golden. I'm reading plenty, but haven't got time to do this as I'm heading for Fiji in the morning. Loved your entry. The eye creeped me out big time though.


cleemckenzie said...

Wow! That cover got me! Great teaser. Hadn't heard of this book before.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love the excerpt. This is from Elana Johnson's "Surrender" p. 52 of the ebook.

Good thing I'd had a lot of practice tuning things out. My dad? The transmissions? Hardly worth listening to.

The Golden Eagle said...

Cally: Thanks!

I'm too short for it as well. :P

Connie: I agree!

MyTricksterGod: It's sad. I read that only one half of one cent of every tax dollar goes to NASA/space funding--I believe that was the number; not absolutely positive--but I'd be happy to pay more than that in taxes if it went to space research.

LOL. Yeah, I'm the eagle-maniac. ;)

I like their power and elegance. They also fly, which is something I'd love to do.

Tfwalsh: Glad you liked the teaser!

Laughingwolf: Er, I haven't read that book of his yet.

I need to exploit the shelf of her books at the library. It sounds like Heritage and Exile is a good book!

Denise: Hope you enjoy your trip to Fiji! Wow. :)

Cleemckenzie: Thanks. I hadn't heard of the book, either, until I saw it in the library.

Donna: Great teaser! Elana Johnson is awesome.

Trisha said...

My teaser sentences from "Oscar & Lucinda", p.194, are:

"It was as if he had netted Oscar in his home pond and could see him properly for the first time. And although he had visited the bare, wooden-floored cottage in Hennacombe and, indeed, listened at length to the elder Hopkins (who was immune, it seemed, to the freezing wind blowing through the open window) as the old man spoke of his wish that 'Christ's Kingdom should come in our lifetime,' he now realised - reading the book - that the pond was neither as he had seen it nor as Oscar had described it."

Yep...bloody long sentences in this book ;)

laughingwolf said...

ok, no rush... it's older than you are, so it'll keep ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

Trisha: LOL. I've read books with a similar style; I hope the story makes up for the rambling!

Laughingwolf: That's the nice thing about books (or at least one of the nice things). They don't have an expiration date.