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:
59% All of a sudden we emerged at another station, the first warning, a still-clothed skeleton that caught Lucy’s foot as we passed. The sound of bones clacking against the rail was almost deafening, as was the silence from behind us at the noise. There was no way our pursuers hadn’t heard that, and if they weren’t sure where we were before, they knew now.
BLURB: London, 2123. A century after ebola-bombs decimated the population, PC Sean Weaver of the Combined Police Force is a drone operative tasked with enforcing the Government’s dictatorial rule. Nearly anything and everything is considered Subversive and the people huddle behind ever-watched walls, under threat of forced labour on The Farms for the smallest infraction. Trust is nearly impossible to come by and terrorists could be anywhere. Trapped within this oppressive regime, Sean has to make do with small, secretive acts of rebellion lest he end up on The Farms himself.
Until, that is, the day he witnesses the mass murder of hundreds of civilians. Events quickly spiral out of control, propelling him into a bloody and brutal conflict where he finds himself faced with the ultimate choice. Accept his fate and bury the truth, or fight back and become… Subversive.
I am really enjoying this one. Sean is a great protagonist and Grzegorzek is very good at throwing him into impossible situations against some truly unpleasant antagonists. If you like your dystopian science fiction thriller heaving with action in a worryingly plausible grim world, then this one comes recommended. Review to follow.
This one sounds very interesting. I can’t wait to read your review!
Thank you, OD – it is a cracking read. Full of adventure and incident.
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Sounds an interesting (an scarily probable) read. You inspired me to take a stab at this. Here’s mine: https://wadadlipen.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/teaser-tuesday-2nd-january-2018
Thank you so much for the pingback – welcome to the TT meme:)).
“Worryingly plausible” – not sure I need something like that at the moment, but looking forward to your review. My Teaser is from a YA title, The Hazel Wood.
I understand! I think it is the nature of apocalyptic adventure to be worryingly plausible:). I am thoroughly enjoying the thrill of the chase.
I usually find dystopian literature too frightening, especially if the events sound truly plausible. But when I do read this kind of book, the ones in which the characters are fighting oppression really capture me. (I loved The Handmaid’s Tale). Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “EAVES OF DESTRUCTION”
Yes – this one has a doggedly determined male protagonist who has rather stolen my heart… Thank you for swinging by, Laurel:)
Sounds interesting. This week I have A Mortal Likeness by Laura Joh Rowland – a historical mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!
Thank you for swinging by, Kathy:). I’m still really enjoying this one.
Scary plot as it could happen. This sounds intense, Sarah.
My TT from Better Homes And Corpses
It certainly is an intense read – but full of adventure and incident:). I liked the sound of your, Laura!
enjoyed yours…I have a friend reading it right now. Posted my TT at http://powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com
Thank you so much, Rae:). I’m glad you enjoyed it! And that you recommended it to someone else… How kind and thoughtful:)
That is a very serious first warning! This sounds like a good read and an intense one!
It is a great foot-to-the-floor adventure, Katherine:). Thank you for visiting.
I do enjoy a good distopia.
This is certainly full of incident and excitement! Thank you for swinging by, Alice:)
Glad this is a great read for you.
Thank you for visiting – I’m hoping it continues to be so good right until the ending…
sounds good – I look forward to your review.
I’ve now finished it and will definitely be reviewing it in due course:)