Teaser Tuesday – 6th March, 2018

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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:

Reclaiming Shilo Snow – Book 2 of The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series by Mary Weber

46% The night Miguel met Sofi, he’d been at a party celebrating the successful, newly established FanFight games – which were the latest in cross virtual and live entertainment created by the thirty ruling United World Corporations.

“To feed humanity’s blood-enthrallment while testing our Corp inventions,” they’d joked behind closed doors.

BLURB: Trapped on the ice-planet of Delon, gamer girl Sofi and Ambassador Miguel have discovered that nothing is what it seems, including their friends. On a quest to rescue her brother, Shilo, a boy everyone believes is dead, they must now escape and warn Earth of Delon’s designs on humanity. Except the more they unearth of the planet and Sofi’s past, the more they feel themselves unraveling, as each new revelation has Sofi questioning the very existence of reality.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, Sofi’s mom, Inola, is battling a different kind of unraveling: a political one that could cost lives, positions, and a barely-rebuilt society, should they discover the deal made with the Delonese.
But there’s a secret deeper than all that. One locked away inside Sofi and ticking away with the beginnings, endings, and answers to everything. Including how to save humanity.

I haven’t read the first book in this series – and paid the price as it took me some floundering before I managed to work out who was doing what to whom. I’ve now figured it – I’d have got there sooner if I’d read the blurb – and am now settling nicely into this tense adventure, where those tricky aliens aren’t what they said they were… And isn’t that cover marvellous?

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    • Yes… these aliens appear to have been particularly naughty… Yes – I generally avoid blurbs, but just occasionally I wish I had – and this was one of those times. But it is proving to be an enjoyable action-filled read now I’ve sorted out what is going on:)

  1. I was going to ask if ye had read the first book but then got to the bottom. Why do ye always seem to pick up series partway through? Is it accidental? This inquiring mind wants to know.
    x The Captain

    • Very bad planning on my part! Though… to be honest, if I like the look of a book and it’s into a series, I take the view that the author shouldn’t assume that readers necessarily read books in order and therefore, should ensure that someone new can sort out what’s going on. And I also quite enjoy being slightly out of my depth, so long as it all becomes clear well before the end – it’s one of the major attractions of science fiction and fantasy – you aren’t spoon-fed and you often have to grapple with some quite demanding themes and scenarios… I hope that answers your question, Cap:)

    • Oh yes – those aliens aren’t behaving themselves at all… It’s a very tense read – but I would recommend reading the first book before embarking on this one.

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