Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Wither by Lauren DeStefano + Fused by Kari Lee Townsend

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!

My Teaser:

What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

The man in white says, “What fate has brought together, let no man tear asunder.”
Fate, I think, is a thief.
-p. 49, Wither by Lauren DeStefano (Galley)

After Sam is fused with her cell phone, she's ready to conquer the world! Or at least the 8th grade...
When Samantha Granger touches a meteor while talking on her cell phone, her life is changed forever: her body now has all the capabilities of her phone (GPS, phone, text, camera). She secretly calls herself a "Digital Diva" as she rushes to answer emergency calls. But will her identity be discovered when sparks fly (literally!) between her and Trevor, her dreamy crush? Samantha has to get a handle on her abilities and quick, because when Sam gets kidnapped and the entire town is in danger, she is the only one who can save them.

He stared back just as long and hard, and then answered, “I would never hurt you.”
He straightened my crooked glasses and then, as if in slow motion, he bent his head down toward mine.
-p. 93, The Samantha Granger Project: Fused by Kari Lee Townsend (Paperback)

When I’m using the laptop, I read Wither. But when I’m charging the laptop, I read Fused! It’s quite a combination. Terrifying dystopian and a light and funny MG read. I’m enjoying both!

What’s your Teaser Tuesdays? 


  1. Haha what polar opposite books you are reading! Love your teasers! Fused looks good! I'm happy you're loving Wither, I'm *trying* to write my review for it now... I know, what am I doing here then? Your teasers are too much to resist! :D

  2. Great teasers! Thank you for sharing. Here is my teaser. http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/02/teaser-tuesday_22.html

  3. Both are good teasers. Wither is everywhere!

  4. OMG, I used the exact same lines when I posted my teaser from Wither a while back! I thought that was a great line: Fate, I think, is a thief. Good choice! That's a good teaser from Fused, too. Here's my teaser from The Arrow Chest.

  5. Awesome teasers! I'm dying to read Wither! And Fused sounds really cool too! ;)

  6. Great teasers. Sounds like you are reading some awesome books this week!

  7. Another great teaser from Wither I can't wait to read it.
    Thank you for sharing some great teasers.
    I'm a new follower^^

    Find mine here:
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  8. Wither!!! I'm about to get that book soon and I absolutely cannot wait! :D I love that quote about fate.

    And the other teaser makes me all tingly inside, haha. That's so sweet!