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!
This is my choice of the day:
The City of Mirrors – Book 3 of The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin
24%: We followed him inside. We were in an empty foyer, the floor painted in alternating black and white squares, like a chessboard. I did not feel as if I were going to a party – parachuting at night into an alien country was more like it.
BLURB: “The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place?”
The Twelve have been destroyed and the hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy – humanity’s only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him.
One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate.
I’m finding this one easier to get into than The Passage, but that’s probably because I’ve just finished the first book in the series, so am very familiar with the characters and storyline. Interestingly, this extract is a slice from a protracted flashback, providing a lot of extra detail about the major antagonist. Once again, I’m struck by the quality of the writing. I shall be reviewing this book sometime during the next week, as it is a NetGalley arc, due to be released in a couple of days.