Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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 Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer –
Simon & Schuster Books
for Young Readers

“The freaks shall inherit the earth.”
“I don’t think that’s how democracy works.”
“Democracy is overrated.”
“Spoken like a true dictator.”
— Chapter 26

I’d done things—things I regretted and things I didn’t. I was too old to blame them on being young. My family had been too good to me for me to blame it on them. I’d made my choices by myself. Some of them had been wrong, but they were my choices. I owned them. No one else.
— Chapter 59


I like challenging books. And I like books that need time to develop their theory. And I really like books that have a strong underlying network of clues that, if decoded, explains everything. With this final instalment of the Mara Dyer trilogy there are two options for me: It’s not been long enough for me to think about and come to a conclusion, or there was too much time between books that I missed vital details ... I refuse to believe that the hints weren’t there and that I sat there at the end with a complete “what the heck just happened” for nothing because it made no sense.
The previous two books, and this one as well, have a great way of playing with your concept of right and wrong, real and unreal, while always staying grounded in their basic principles. I admire how the author has created such a complex theory and framework for all of it to work and I already know that I will come back to the books and dissect them to find all the hidden hints, links, and meanings. Because I will understand everything about them and not just the basics, dang it!

Do you think that book series suffer when you have too much time between their publication dates? Do you re-read before a new book in a series comes out? Share your thoughts and teasers in the comments!

8 comments:

Danica Page said...

I'm about to read the firs in the series. As far as if I reread when a new one in the series comes out or not just depends.

here's mine

I also have a $30 gift certicate to Amazon giveaway, so check that out if you want.

Laura Thomas said...

I have the first book. Just need the time to get started.
I sometimes buy the book but wait until I get the complete series before I start reading them. Too long in between releases, I'll reread the last book to refresh my memory and enter the authors world.
Here's my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/12/09/teaser-tuesdays-91-a-zombie-christmas-giveaway-and-freebies/

Alex Margaret said...

I want to read this series so bad! Amazing choice I hope you loved them! And yes, I wish publishing dates were closer together instead of years apart! My TT: http://bookchick2013.blogspot.ca/2014/12/teaser-tuesday-120914.html

Alice Audrey said...

Nice dialogue in Ch 26.

Great teasers. My teaser is CHRISTMAS AT ARUNDALE HALL By Jennifer Leeland p.9

Cynthia said...

I love this book! I hate it when there is a lot of time between publication dates . . . I always forget what happens! I don't usually reread, but maybe I should. :)

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I prefer to read a series where each book stands alone. Maybe that's because I rarely seem to start with Book One!
My Tuesday post features THE YANKEE CLUB.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds interesting.

Verushka Byrow said...

This teaser has certainly grabbed my interest -- I have to look this up! I think, yeah, if a book series takes too long to come out, my interest suffers in it. I've moved on to new books and new authors already. And I always mean to go back, but I have to admit, I rarely do. I'm easily distracted by new authors and new books I guess.

Here's my teaser: http://editingeverything.com/bookish-thoughts-2/teaser-tuesdays-antigoddess-by-kendare-blake/

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