Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To 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!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

The 5th Wave – Putnam Juvenile

It’s been a long time since humans were prey animals. A hundred thousand years or so. But buried deep in our genes the memory remains: the awareness of the gazelle, the instinct of the antelope. The wind whispers through the grass. A shadow flits between the trees. And up speaks the little voice that goes, Shhhh, it’s close now. Close.
— Chapter 3

Today a longer passage from a single scene will have to do. For one because the scene is pretty much set by this short bit. And also because I’m only a couple of pages past this part as I’m writing this. Which I plan to change soon. I’ve heard of people who skip prologues, which I can’t understand. Especially if the prologue is anything like in this book, because that page? Had me from the very first line: “There will be no awakening.” Haunting and just the right amount of scary. I’m really looking forward to the rest of it.

Which book completely hooked you from the very start? Let us know in the comments and share your teasers.


Vonnie R said...

I'm hearing lots of buzz on this book. I really need to get it.


Karen and Gerard said...

IN THE AFTER by Demetria Lunetta got Gerard hooked right away.

Great teaser, Gerard liked this book too!

Here's ours: http://www.ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/08/tuesday-teasers.html

Amber said...

The 5th Wave was amazing. Love it! Thanks for sharing! Here is my TT

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome! Great teaser. Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2013/08/06/teaser-tuesday-aug-6/

Maria said...

Great teaser - have to admit this is the first time I've heard of this book.

Here's my Teaser Tuesday

Sandy Nachlinger said...

The author does a great job of setting the mood in this passage. I especially love the last part. Shhh...
Here's my Teaser: Tougher Than the Rest

Mei said...

I've been thinking about reading this one, I'd be interested in what you think at the end!
Here's my Teaser Tuesday Absent by Katie Williams,Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

Oh! I read this not so long ago, enjoy! It's really good. I loved it anyway. :)

Here's mine

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Kirsty @ StudioReads

Andrea King said...

I haven't read this but I've been hearing about this book for a long time now.

Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
Teaser Tuesdays

Carol Ford said...

Amazing teaser! My TT comes from J.D. Robb's Calculated In Death: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/08/teaser-tuesdays.html

The Last Slayer said...

Wow! Love that opening sentence. Here's mine: http://ahellofawoman.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/teaser-tuesday.html

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting teaser.


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