Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

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!

Never, Always, Sometimes by Adi Alsaid.

Never, Always, Sometimes –
Harlequin Teen

You can’t have smart people lingering around for too long in horror movies. Otherwise they come up with solutions and not enough people die.
— Chapter 12

Julia knew that there were moments in your life that meant something but passed by unnoticed, and she knew that this was not one of them.
— Chapter 21

Almost everyone has a To-Do list ... not necessarily a written one, but maybe a mental one (and then you forget the baking soda and are totally screwed). Then there are rules, and those can also be written down or agreed upon (and can be equally bad if you break them). Wishes, also written or just in your head. Humans love lists, but the question is if they have more power if they are solidified in ink on paper? For this book this seems true as the two protagonists follow their rules to high school quite religiously and while they make for an interesting experience they also function as a kind of cage. And maybe some rules are meant to be broken
I enjoyed quite a few aspects of this story as they are realistic and comprehensible. No one would set out to have a mediocre or unmemorable high school experience I think and by giving it this twist of actually having followed an agreed upon set of ideals for most of the time and then deliberately breaking them makes for a unique perspective. This wouldn’t have worked if the two weren’t so extremely co-dependent and sort of exploiting each other or I’d rather say existed in a symbiosis as they don’t wilfully harm each other.

What sort of lists do you have either physical or mental ones ... apart from you TBR? Share them and teasers in the comments!


Beth F said...

The first teaser made me laugh.

Heidi (ReadingGrrl) said...

Very intriguing. Here is my TT http://www.readinggrrl.com/2016/01/teaser-tuesday-january-12-2016.html

Anonymous said...

I actually read this one last week, and I wasn't fully convinced by it... I like your teasers though.

Happy reading! Here's my teaser of Illuminae by Amie Kaufman.

Brooke said...

Ha! I love that first teaser! Thanks for sharing :)

Ms. M. said...

I thought both teasers were good: the first did make me laugh, then the second one made me think and just as I was realizing how true it was, the sentence took a bit of a twist that intrigued me. Thanks for that. Here's my teaser and 1st chapter, 1st paragraph: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-17E

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting teasers. I haven't heard of this book before. The teaser on my YA blog comes from a fantasy - Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan. Happy reading!

Verushka said...

That first teaser is Gold!! How wonderful!!

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