Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Before the Fall: Arrival by Ally Carter

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
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!

Before the Fall: Arrival by Ally Carter.

Before the Fall: Arrival –
Scholastic Press

The woman who sat beside me on the plane is trembling and whispering to the people beside her, no doubt telling them that I had seemed so normal.
Dangerous psychos always seem so normal.
— Chapter 1

For the first time he’s not looking at me like I’m dangerous. He’s looking at me like I’m broken.
It’s a look I know too well.
— Chapter 1

There is hardly a better way to encourage readers to buy a book than by giving them a short snipped of the background story and then telling them that there is more. At least if this short appetiser is well-written. And for that purpose this story does its job exceptionally well. I’m quite certain that you will be able to read the main series without this background knowledge, but if you’re uncertain about the author and want to have a peek if you like the writing and basic story layout, this will give you an excellent idea of what it’s all about.

What is your stance on prequel shorts and the like? Do you like having additional information or does it clutter up a series unnecessarily? Let’s hear about your opinions and teasers in the comments.


Karen and Gerard said...

Great teasers, sounds like this might be a good one!

Beth F said...

Both are good -- hope you are enjoying the story.

Laura said...

I like prequel shorts and the like for when I am trying to make up my mind about whether or not I want to spend the time and money on reading that author's other works. Thanks for sharing it! My Teaser

Anonymous said...

Awesome teasers! Here is my TT http://cynthiastacey.com/2015/03/31/teaser-tuesday-mar-31/

Unknown said...

I like them. They are a great way to find out if I like the authors writing and something to tide me over while waiting for the next book in a series.

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/31/teaser-tuesdays-108-a-fright-to-the-death-by-dawn-eastman/

Unknown said...

I love the teasers!

Mine this week is a historical fiction set in Biblical times: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-the-centurions-wife/

Unknown said...

Nice teaser, definitely makes me want to look this one up. Here is my TT http://www.readinggrrl.com/2015/03/teaser-tuesday_31.html

Unknown said...

I'm just simply terrified of flying, and you would more than likely find me whispering to myself! Ha ha ha! Still, the teasers sound tense; thanks for sharing!

My Teaser

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm curious about this dangerous psycho!
My Tuesday post features THE ROSIE PROJECT.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Two good ones!

Naomi.S said...

Brilliant teaser! This book is sitting in my tbr pile and I can't wait to read it!!
My Teaser
Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

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