Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Fragments by Dan Wells

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!

Fragments by Dan Wells.

Fragments – Balzer + Bray

That was where she’d first met Samm – well, not “met him” so much as “knocked him unconscious and captured him.” It was strange how much things had changed since then. If she had Samm here, now ... Well, things would be a lot easier, for one thing
— Chapter 5

As the crowd roared in fear and confusion, as the reality of of the situation sank into him, Marcus realized that it didn’t matter. He wasn’t ready to sacrifice anyone; he’d rather go down fighting than sell his soul for peace.
— Chapter 6

This is the sequel to Partials, which I thought was absolutely amazing ... even with that not so minor hiccup at the end that made me once again question my luck in choosing favourite characters. But apart from that it definitely was one of my lucky finds of 2012.
It took me a while to get into this sequel and I think I can identify the changes in perspective as the main reason. I was used to Kira as the focal point, but now that the group is split up, I see that it makes sense to have various points of view. I just had to get used to it first. Pesky, human nature that gets used to things so easily. :)

Have you ever been irritated by narrator changes? Share your experience in the comments along with your teasers!


Karen and Gerard said...

Interesting teasers, got my attention! Here's our 3: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesday-teasers-2-non-fiction-and-1.html

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'd like to know more about this person who met Samm in such an unusual way!
Narrator changes irritate me too when the author hops from head to head. I get lost and it takes away from the story for me.
My Teaser is from BLUEBONNET BRIDE.

Unknown said...

I haven't read these books yet but Partials is on my wish list... Great teasers!

Here's my teaser from SUDDENLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase.

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