Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read and 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 week I am giving a teaser each from two different books:
The first teaser is from pg 28 of ALIENATED by Melissa Landers (YA Science Fiction)
Background: Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket. But first she has to meet him and a banquet is prepared for the host families and their billet to be introduced:
“… Narrowing his eyes, Aelyx peered at the lofty banquet hall ceiling, where thousands of faceted chandelier crystals refracted the light and illuminated the hall in prisms of colour. How completely garish. Just as the spaceport vendor had claimed, humans were fixated on shiny objects to the extent that bordered on delirium. And that was just the beginning…”
The second teaser is from pg 39 of LOST VOICES by Christopher Koch (Historical).
Background: In the late 1940s, in Tasmania, young Hugh Dixon believes he can save his father from ruin if he asks his estranged great-uncle Walter – a wealthy lawyer who lives alone in a Tasmanian farmhouse passed down through the family – for help. This teaser is how Hugh decides to ask his great-uncle:
“…He was going against everything in his nature and training: he’d never done a dishonest thing in his life, I felt sure. But he’d been driven by the sort of madness that can overcome a man in middle age who feels that life is fleeing from him…”