Teaser Tuesday – 12th December, 2017


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
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 Frequency of Aliens – Book 2 of the Sorrow Falls series by Gene Doucette

58% The Groton naval base had the necessary security while the naval vessels mostly did not – the military still didn’t entirely trust wifi – so until Ed reached Groton, he was unable to retrieve what ended up being an absurdly massive number of messages.
The messages arrived in multiple ways: emails, voicemails, and text messages. They didn’t necessarily add up to anything individually, but taken as a whole it was clear a lot had gone wrong in the few weeks he’d been out of the country.

BLURB: Becoming an overnight celebrity at age sixteen should have been a lot more fun. Yes, there were times when it was extremely cool, but when the newness of it all wore off, Annie Collins was left with a permanent security detail and the kind of constant scrutiny that makes the college experience especially awkward.

Not helping matters: she’s the only kid in school with her own pet spaceship.

She would love it if things found some kind of normal, but as long as she has control of the most lethal—and only—interstellar vehicle in existence, that isn’t going to happen. Worse, things appear to be going in the other direction. Instead of everyone getting used to the idea of the ship, the complaints are getting louder. Public opinion is turning, and the demands that Annie turn over the ship are becoming more frequent. It doesn’t help that everyone seems to think Annie is giving them nightmares.

Nightmares aren’t the only weird things going on lately. A government telescope in California has been abandoned, and nobody seems to know why.

The man called on to investigate—Edgar Somerville—has become the go-to guy whenever there’s something odd going on, which has been pretty common lately. So far, nothing has panned out: no aliens or zombies or anything else that might be deemed legitimately peculiar… but now may be different, and not just because Ed can’t find an easy explanation. This isn’t the only telescope where people have gone missing, and the clues left behind lead back to Annie.

This week I’m reading another alien encounter quite different from last week’s offering. In amongst the paranoia and fear, there is also a humorous edge which I’m enjoying. However, I’m beginning to think there is something nasty OUT THERE and it has humanity in its sights…

28 responses »

  1. I’m pretty sure humanity will destroy itself so there’s no point in worrying about aliens 🙂

    I have to admit I haven’t come across many books with aliens it tends to be more humans going off and colonizing other planets. This does sound interesting.

  2. Ooh nice teaser. Really makes me want to know more! Also, thank you for reminding me it’s Tuesday! First day of winter break and I’ve already lost track of the days. I gotta try to get my teaser up!

  3. Pingback: Teaser Tuesday ~ Dec. 12, 2017 ~ Up To No Good by @marshacornelius – O. D. Book Reviews

    • Yes… There are some nice alien stories out there – and ones where we are the ones who are being nasty. But I think this one is turning out to be one of the tricky ones where the aliens aren’t all that friendly…

  4. Here’s my Tuesday Teaser from a cozy mystery (Yes, of course there’s a cat!) by Sofie Ryan from her The Whole Cat and Caboodle:
    The lawyer representing the main character’s grandmother’s friend accused of murder says to the young woman, “…Is there anything else I can do? …Elvis (her cat) took one swipe at his (own)face(cleaning it), then laid his head on my leg and closed his eyes…” She continues, “…My stepfather had been a journalist for many years…a bunch of them [his friends from journalism) got together a few weeks ago to talk about their glory days.” The story goes on with the alleged murderess’s elderly friends holding their own “investigation” into who committed the murder. Since the protagonist’s grandmother is away on an extended vacation, the old ladies take her into their confidence, explaining what they have found out so far and about several “clues,” some of which look bad for their mutual friend. Both our protagonist and the elderly “sleuths” have been warned repeatedly to stay out of it and let the police work, but the chances of any of the alleged murderess’s friends doing that are slim to none. And the investigation progresses with Elvis the cat agreeing or disagreeing and giving advice in the form of meows.

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