Teaser Tuesday – 6th November, 2018 #Brainfluffbookblog #TeaserTuesday


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:

Second Star – Book 1 of the Star Svendotter series by Dana Stabenow

42% The worst thing about Charlie was that I couldn’t slug someone that much shorter than I was and look myself in the mirror the next morning. I began to feel that it might be something I could overcome, given time.
Reaching for a cutting board, she took another, closer look at me, and paused with the knife poised over a green pepper. “You look exhausted, Star. What’s really worrying you?”

BLURB: Earth’s first space colony is overrun by spacepirates, politicians and saboteurs. One person dedicates her life to keeping her beloved colony safe: Esther “Star” Svensdotter. She’s dealt with all kinds of human troublemakers, but the rules change when the colony receives its first contact from aliens.

I’ve read and enjoyed Stabenow’s successful best-selling Kate Shugak series – see my review of Less Than Treason. I’d had this space opera adventure on my Kindle for a while and decided to give it a whirl. So far I’m really enjoying Stabenow’s alternative take on our history, if those pesky aliens hanging out in the Beetlejuice sector really had roused themselves to get in touch…

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    • Yes – Himself uncovered this one, which I’m really enjoying. Stabenow got so cross at the messing and budget cuts with the space program that she wanted to write an alternate history where all the countries contribute towards getting off Earth…

  1. “The worst thing about Charlie was that I couldn’t slug someone that much shorter than I was and look myself in the mirror the next morning.” This line made me laugh so hard. Sounds like it’s a fun read. 🙂

    • I’m probably not going to review it, Lynn. I enjoyed it up to the last act when the aliens made an appearance. This is her earliest effort and frankly, it shows. I wasn’t convinced by the aliens, or what happened to her small niece, or the great chunk of info-dumping that occurred near the end. Which is a shame, because the first three-quarters was very enjoyable.

  2. What a GREAT pick, Sarah!! The quote you chose made me want to know more! I like the cover, too! So I went over to Amazon, opened up the reading preview, and read the book’s Introduction, which I really liked, especially because of the author’s humor. Then I read the first few paragraphs of Chapter 1: Homecoming and Housekeeping, and was instantly hooked! I’m adding this book to my Goodreads shelves!

    Now I’m wondering if I should go ahead and buy the Kindle edition — because I want to OWN this book already, lol — or the paperback edition….. Some dithering is in order! 🙂

    Thanks for putting this book on my Super Duper Intergalactic Warp Space Radar!! HUGS!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • I have to say – the aliens didn’t quite work for me. While I love her Kate Shugak series, this is Stabenow’s debut novel and I think that it shows, technically…

  3. I’ve got a soft spot for Star Svensdotter. The second book rather disappointed me, but I enjoyed the first one immensely (and the third one was back on form). I’ve always thought it a shame Stabenow hasn’t revisited them – she left it wide open for Star to keep exploring 🙂

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