This meme is brought to you weekly by MizB over at 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 and the author, too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR List if they like your teaser!
My 1st Teaser
But it's not just me. Everything looks beautiful. The Book of Shhh says that deliria alters your perception, disables your ability to reason clearly, impairs you from making sound judgments. But it does not tell you this: that love will turn the whole world into something greater than itself. Even the dump, shimmering in the heat, an enormous mound of scrap metal and melting plastic and stinking things, seems strange and miraculous, like some alien world transported to earth. In the morning light the seagulls perched on the roof of city hall look like they've been coated in thick white paint; as they light up against the pale blue sky I think I've never seen anything so sharp and clear and pretty in my life. Rainstorms are incredible: falling shards of glass, the air full of diamonds. The wind whispers Alex's name and the ocean repeats it; the swaying trees make me think of dancing. Everything I see and touch reminds me of him, and so everything I see and touch is perfect.
- Page 261-262, Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I could have easily stopped this quote after the third sentence and it would have gotten my point across but I didn't just want to share with you one of my favorite quotes from Delirium, I wanted to share with you the beauty and elegance and simplicity of Lauren Oliver's writing. Those lines that are colored are a few examples of what I love most about Oliver's writing. <333
As some of you know, I just finished Delirium on Sunday and boy, am I still on that high or what! Delirium doesn't leave you with a feeling of, "WOW! THAT WAS AMAZING!" It's more like, "Wow. That was breathtaking." There's a subtle difference. ;) It's just too good to pass up!
My 2nd Teaser
Old words; words that nearly brought me to my knees.
Life free or die.
Four words. Thirteen letters. Ridges, bumpes, swirls under my fingertips.
Another story. We cling tightly to it, and our belief turns it to truth.
- Page 86, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
I don't even have to say anything about that one. Just know that right now, where I'm at in the story, I'm all sorts of sad. The way how Delirium ended to the way how Pandemonium started...I just...have the strongest gloomy, melancholy feeling hovering above me - I can't shake it! I've become emotionally, mentally and maybe even physically involved in Lena's story that it's become a part of me.
I've heard/read from everyone who has read Pandemonium that it ends with a killer cliffhanger; that makes me scared and excited. As I'm reading, I'm trying to come up with various scenarios as to what could possibly occur on that last page of the book...just so I won't be too shocked...but who am I kidding? We all love those little jaw-dropping surprises! ;)
As if it's not obvious enough, I'm knee-deep into this crazy world that Lauren Oliver has created and...quite frankly, I don't wanna leave it. For a while. But I guess I could spare a little time to check out your Teaser Tuesday, if I must, so leave your link below and I'll be by.
And because I'm feeling inspirational...or whatever.