Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Across the Universe

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:




Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two "teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists!


This week my teaser comes from Across the Universe by Beth Revis: A Story of Love, Murder, and Madness Aboard an Enormous Spaceship Bound for the Future. I was stoked to get this young adult sci-fi ARC on Friday. This book is getting a lot of buzz. I devoured it over the weekend and I thought it was awesome. Here's a true random teaser from page 114:

Across the Universe     He can feel the weight of the ship on him, just like I can. No--he feels it more. He's carried the weight longer than me, and he's carried it not just for himself, but the Elder before me who died and couldn't take over.
     For just a moment, I see Amy through his eyes: as a problem.



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27 comments:

  1. Very intriguing! I have an ARC of this one and hope to get to it soon. I love the cover and the premise. I have two teasers this week. My YA teaser is from Trickster's Girl by Hilari Bell and my adult teaser is from Wolfsbane by Patricia Briggs. Happy reading!

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  2. Aww - I'd like to find out more!
    My teaser is from a really confusing book - a la da vinci code to the power of 10, at e-Volving Books

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  3. Oh!Lovely teaser! :) I've read a couple more great teasers on Across the Universe! Happy reading!

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  4. I can't wait to read this one! I read the first chapter free from the author's website, I think. It was really interesting!

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  5. Sounds interesting. Lots of hype with this book so I'm hoping you enjoy it all :)

    Here's my teaser

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  6. i badly wanna read this one and that teaser has just made me more anxious to get my hands on a copy.. hope u enjoyed it..

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  7. Nice teaser! This book looks good!

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  8. Definitely want to get this from you when you're done!

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  9. Everytime I see this book I start singing The Beatles!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-time.html

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  10. Here is my teaser from Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream by Dave Wilkinson (Page 1):

    Most gardeners hate witchgrass. Of all weeds it is one of the most persistent and adaptable. Any small piece of rhizome left in the soil can become an aggressive plant ready to take over the plot. Witchgrass is hard to pull. Roots are deep, and break off easily. Any part left in the ground will grow again. Farmers say the species isn't even good as hay, not as good as timothy or alfalfa. Some call it quickgrass.

    Early New England colonists blamed evil people for this garden invader. In the seventeenth century villagers would speak this way:

    "The surly woman living alone on her dead husband's estate. She goes into the woods and consorts with the Devil. Signs his book. Fornicates with him. Eats mushrooms. She and the Devil send witchgrass to harass the virtuous and the Godly. Let us hang this witch and seize her rich farm."

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  11. That's an awesome teaser! I've got this book on my list for next year and can't wait to read it!

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  12. Excellent teaser! I don't read much YA fiction, but this one sounds interesting.

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  13. Thanks for visiting my blog! I like the teaser you have. I think I've seen the book on couple of other blogs as well. =) You're listening to Echo in the Darkness? I *love* that trilogy. It rocked my world in high school. XD Still luv it.

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  14. I can not wait to read this one - great teaser!
    Mine is here:
    http://lulilut.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays.html

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  15. This makes it hard to not want my own copy.

    I look forward to your review and if it fits the bill for BUY IT!

    Doing the Distant Hours and pretty intense.
    http://aisleb.tumblr.com/post/2130887225/teaser-tuesday

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  16. I have been seeing this book around alot lately. Do you ever read the end of a book before you actually get there? Have you sneaked a peek at the last page or two to find out what happens? Or do you faithfully avoid the final pages until you’ve “earned” them by reading to that point?

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  17. Sounds like a good book - pretty cool cover too. :)

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  18. Oh, interesting teaser and I love the name of your blog!

    http://theopeninglines.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesdays-127-tourist-trail.html

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  19. Very interesting teaser..I hadn't ever heard of this book but it looks interesting.

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  20. Oh wow! I'm intrigued! I have no idea what's going on, but I am SO excited for this book!

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  21. That is certainly an ominous teaser. I hope Amy is all right.

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  22. I'm not into SF, but that is an intriguing teaser. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  23. Great teaser! Stopping by to say hello and thanks for visiting my blog!

    Kristy @ Dreaming By Day

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  24. Your teaser is great =) You're so lucky to have this book !! Here's my teaser : http://onceuponaquote.blogspot.com/2010/12/teaser-tuesday-3.html
    Happy reading !!

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