Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

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!

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi.

Into the Still Blue – Harper

Then I remember this is all we have. Real is all that’s left.
— Chapter 9

“What you should worry about is the fact that they’re forcing a workhorse to be a racehorse.”
“I liked it better when I didn’t understand him,” Roar said.
— Chapter 27

When I read the first book, Through the Ever Night, that was a week or so before the announcement of Google Glass, which weirdly sounded like a prototype of the SmartEye technology used in this series ... oddly disturbing. But luckily for us, Google doesn’t seem to work too quickly on perfecting this thing. At least not to a point of dystopian proportions. Nevertheless, I’m halfway through this and I already know that I’ll miss these characters. Fingers crossed that I’ll get to miss them in a good way and not that-other-sad-way. What I really like about this series is that the people in it deal (or don’t deal) with feelings and problems instead of those plopping up as plot devices and then vanishing when it’s convenient. It’s not a centre-stage story arc but still a prominent theme and I think it’s depicted extremely well.

Did any of your books ever follow you into real life like the Google Glass announcement? Share your stories and teasers in the comments.


Vonnie said...

How interesting that some book aspects are like glimpses into the future of our world.


Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's interesting to me that so many sci-fi imaginings from the past have actually come to fruition. The first thing that comes to mind is the communicator used on Star Trek. Looks an awful lot like a cell phone!
This sounds like an interesting book, especially since you're enjoying the characters.
My Teaser is from SEVEN LITTLE WORDS.

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