Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Teaser Tuesday - 1/7/14

Teaser Tuesdays 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!
So over the weekend I read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and I had the biggest revelation ever trying to find a teaser to post. So while reading I was figuring things out on my own and all that jazz, but as what happens a lot of the time small details get overlooked and in my case it was the prologue. It was only one page long and I was so confused by it, I just kinda forgot about it as I read the book. Now that I went back and read the prologue, I felt the need to slap my head or something and so for Teaser Tuesday I'm deciding to post the prologue so that way if you ever read The 5th Wave, hopefully you'll make the connection.
... THERE WILL BE NO AWAKENING.                                                                                       
       The sleeping woman will feel nothing the next morning, only a vague sense of unease and the unshakable feeling that someone is watching her. Her anxiety will fade in less than a day and will soon be forgotten.
       The memory of the dream will linger a little longer.
       In her dream, a large owl perches outside the window, staring at her through the glass with huge, white-rimmed eyes.
       She will not awaken. Neither will her husband beside her. The shadow falling over them will not disturb their sleep. And what that shadow has come for-the baby within the sleeping woman-will feel nothing. The intrusion breaks no skin, violates not a single cell of her or the baby's body.
       It is over in less than a minute. The shadow withdraws.
       Now it is only the man, the woman, the baby inside her, and the intruder inside the baby, sleeping.
       The woman and man will awaken in the morning, the baby a few months later when he is born.
       The intruder inside him will sleep on and not wake for several years, when the unease of the child's mother and the memory of that dream have long since faded.
       Five years later, at a visit to the zoo with her child, the woman will see an owl identical to the one in the dream. Seeing the owl is unsettling for reasons she cannot understand.
       She is not the first to dream of owls in the dark.
       She will not be the last.
So there you have it! This book was really good and I highly recommend it!
Summary: After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

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