Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Warcross by Marie Lu

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
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!

Warcross by Marie Lu.

Warcross – G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Death has a terrible habit of cutting straight through every careful line you’ve drawn between your present and your future.
— Chapter 2

“I thought that was just some science fiction myth.”
“Everything’s science fiction until someone makes it science fact.”
— Chapter 8

First things first: I desperately need someone to devise a hack to get me the second book as quickly as possible. To make this even more clear: To say this book had me glued to the pages from beginning to end would be a vast understatement.
Mari Lu has always been a champion in creating diverse, multi-layered, fascinating characters and this is no exception. Add to that this overwhelming extra layer of a virtual world with all its nooks and crannies and this book will suck you right in. I was, I admit, already composing part of my reaction in the middle with a sentence that would convey that I had guessed the adversary quite quickly, which is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it proves that the plot makes so much sense that this revelation has to be a logical consequence. And on the other hand, this sort of predictability takes away some of the fun for experienced readers (meaning that one already knows how to follow the clues in the story due to reading so much). BUT: I was also WRONG! Yes, I guessed part of the revelation, but the other, much bigger, part literally had me gaping at the book. I must have looked like a strangled fish on land. And if that wasn’t enough there was even more. Let’s just say that my heart is a mangled, stomped upon mess somewhere in the general vicinity of my chest cavity. Just wow, what a brilliant twist and how beautifully executed.
If gaming and computers aren't exactly your cup of tea, don’t worry, this is nothing like a hacking manual … just like Hunger Games isn’t all sports and survival. But if that is your thing, that’s also perfect, because the thrill and the hunt and the game will have even more immediacy for you. I am so psyched to find out how this story continues. And how our heroine will continue on. I know that Mari Lu is capable of writing a great villain story as well and who that villain is might depend entirely on the point of view.

What was the last book with a plot twist that had you disbelievingly staring at the page? Share your experiences and teasers in the comments!


Kym said...

Doesn't sound like one I'd read, but I do love the teasers. Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2iz4PU8

Anonymous said...

I've been seeing this book a lot lately. I agree with Kym I'm not sure it would be something that I would read either but good teasers.

My teaser: https://fantasybookchick.blogspot.com/2017/10/teaser-tuesday_24.html

Alice Audrey said...

The older I get the more the second teaser proves true. Now for the intergalactic space travel....

Mine: http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=15260

Unknown said...

I'll probably read this one. A few people a know sure are enjoying it.

My TT from Monsterland

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