Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can 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 week's teaser comes from the following book:

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Title: The Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds, book #1
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: December 18, 2012
Source: from publisher via Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

When Ruby wakes up on her tenth birthday, something about her has changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her--East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

My teaser:

"Uh, no thanks.  I read Lord of the Flies.  I know how this works--everyone starts dancing around the fire and painting their faces and worshipping a decapitated pig head and then someone gets hit by a boulder and plummets to their death--and, surprise, it's the fat kid in glasses."  Liam started laughing, but even I could see how uncomfortable Chubs looked.  "I think I'm going to play it safe and go read--and, hey, there's Ruby!  You two can enjoy the degeneration of human decency without me."
-- 70%/Loc 3698 of galley

I like this kid, whoever he is.  I'm just getting started on this novel, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to enjoy it from what I've read so far.  And there are a ton of positive reviews for it, so I'm optimistic, though I'm not going in with super-high expectations.  I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed.  :-)

So, what are you teasing this week?  Share it in the comments or leave a link so I can visit!


  1. Very cool teaser! here's ours: http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=11909

  2. That is a great teaser! I have been really excited for this one! I hope you like it! :)

  3. That was actually kind of funny. Sounds like a good read!

  4. Great Teaser! I've seen this one around. Thanks for sharing! http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/

  5. That is a GREAT teaser! I loved her book Brightly Woven, so I look forward to reading this one too.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

  6. Great teaser. The kid looks pretty smart. Please check out my teaser.

  7. Yes, I've also read several positive reviews and I'm very excited to read The Darkest Minds when it comes out. Also, that is a pretty cool teaser!

  8. I've read Brightly Woven and it was fantastic so I'm so excited to read Darkest Minds!


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