Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Teaser Tuesday: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
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!

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

This Shattered World – Hyperion

My breath catches, responding to an unfamiliar pull in my chest, an ache in my soul. I shouldn’t miss him, but I do; this boy who had every right to pull that trigger, and instead threw himself between me and death.
— Chapter 17

Each mind unique, each thought created for an instant and then broken apart to form new ones. You don’t understand the unbearable beauty of being you.
— Chapter 36

With reality currently a little (okay, more a lot) reminiscent of a rampant dumpster fire it is time for some feel-good, harmless, calm space opera ... only this is not that book. You don’t even get to spend that much time in space. Unless you count a faraway planet as space, but really the space-time is at a bare minimum here. If Lilac from book one is every princess turned warrior dream come true then Jubilee is the bad ass fighter with a (very hard to get there but definitely present) soft core. And I have a predilection for guy called Flynn. Especially if there are (very very very distant in this case) Irish roots. The upside of these amazing series is that in the end people get what and whom they deserve ... but that’s also a downside, because damn all the good guys get paired off with truly awesome girls and you can’t even be mad. And no, I don’t care if I’m sometimes jealous of fictional characters’ relationships.
If for some reason you haven’t heard of this series or just haven’t had the chance to read the books, I will urge you to find the time and read all three (and the short story) in a row, because why not binge on something really good when you have the possibility?

What has been your latest binge read? Or are you one of these fabled readers who can pace themselves? Let’s hear from you in the comments!


Majanka Verstraete said...

That cover looks amazing! It's been a while since I binge read anything (Court of Thorns and Roses and Court of Mist and Fury was my last binge read) but I'm eager to binge read another series! It means the books are just so good, haha.

My teaser for the week.

Anonymous said...

Wow... I love the teaser and your description and reading experience to date. Thank you so much for adding the extra comments - it just really helps to know exactly what the book is about and how you're getting on with it. And the cover is GORGEOUS. Definitely going on the list! This is my TT - a fantasy with a difference...

Unknown said...

I don't know, this one isn't grabbing me like I would expect it to. I don't know why.

Mine this week is from I Am Malala: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-13u

Kathy Martin said...

I enjoyed this whole series. My YA teaser this week comes from The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir. Happy reading!

Ms. M. said...

Love your teasers. I'd certainly keep reading. Here's my teaser for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1ny

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