Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays (52)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB 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 author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers this week:

"But I am not selfless enough. Sixteen years of trying and I am not enough. My legs go numb, like all the life has gone out of them, and I wonder how I will walk when my name is called."

Divergent by Veronica Roth
p. 43


In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


  1. That's a fantastic teaser - and a very good quote to sum up the character's emotion and angst in the book!

    I have recently read this book and enjoyed it soo much! I hope you like it as much as I did!


  2. Great teaser! I have been thinking that I should read this book. Your teaser has helped the idea reach critical mass. It goes on the wishlist today.

    My teasers are from The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong and Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh. Happy reading!

  3. That's a lot of pressure to put on a 16 year old! Good choice for a teaser.

    My teaser is here.

  4. wow great teaser...


  5. This dystopian sounds interesting and intense.

    Margot @ Quirky Girls Read

  6. Oh wow. Sounds sorta like Hunger Games. Great teaser.

  7. Intriguing teaser. I have this one on my wishlist and I can't wait to read it.

  8. I just finished it and LOVED IT!

  9. Two people posted teasers from this book this week, and both were terrific -- yours included! Must be a good read.
    Here's mine: Sandy's Teaser


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