Teaser Tuesday – 26th December, 2017

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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:

Killbox – Book 4 of the Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre
2% Unfortunately, the rush is fleeting, and I need to carry us safely through. I focus on the beacons; they pulse as if in answer to my command. Here, I feel powerful, damn near invincible, however much a lie that proves to be. Jumpers almost never die old and grey.

BLURB: Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. With no tolerance for political diplomacy, she quits her ambassador post so she can get back to saving the universe the way she does best—by mouthing off and kicking butt.

And her tactics are needed more than ever. Flesh-eating aliens are attacking stations on the outskirts of space, and for many people, the Conglomerate’s forces are arriving too late to serve and protect them.

Now, Jax must take matters into her own hands by recruiting a militia to defend the frontiers—out of the worst criminals, mercenaries, and raiders that ever traveled through grimspace…

I had some vouchers so treated myself to continuing to read this excellent series. As you can see, I’m right at the start – but so far it’s sounding very promising…

 

ANNDDD…

The Daily Waffle features an excerpt from Dying for Space where Elizabeth is waaay out of her comfort zone…

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11 responses »

  1. Since I’m not blogging until New Year’s Day, please show my Tuesday Teaser here:
    From Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach:
    “When they’d given blood (for the WWII cause) and had had their mandatory rest, Anna and Rose boarded a bus back to the Sands Street gate. They were already in street clothes; girls were allowed to leave work (at the shipyards) for the day after donating blood.” Anna, the diver in the story and Rose, her girlfriend who works in the assembly of armaments at the shipyard are both working young women at the shipyards. They have taken the jobs of the able-bodied men who have been shipped overseas to fight in WWII. It is a story of mystery, romance, and coming-of-age. It is excellently written.

  2. I have some of this series on TBR mountain but haven’t had a chance to start it yet. I should move it to a more prominent place on the mountain. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

    • I highly recommend this series – it’s one of my longstanding favourites, but I sort of got stuck without finishing it. Partly, I guess, it’s because I didn’t want it to end…

    • Yes, I also read a number of series but there are relatively few that I’m determined to complete – this is one of them:). Thank you for popping in and I hope you are having an enjoyable holiday, Nise.

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