Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Teaser Tuesday (23rd August)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading

Anyone can play along, just do the following:

* Grab your current read/s
* Open to a random page (I have a kindle so I select a location)
* Share two (2) teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away)
* Share the Title and author so if someone likes your TT they can add it to their TBR pile.
* If someone comments and says they are following, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love... and the followers. 

Tempest Rising
Tempest Rising - Tracy Deebs
Pages: 352
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.
As I settled myself at the top of the rock, the ocean rumbled in a crazed cacophony, a perfect reflection of my mood. I looked out over the water I both loved and despised, praying for just a little bit of peace I usually got when I was out here alone. (Location 1535)
Enclave - Ann Aguirre
Pages: 259
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
AMAZON: Enclave

Synopsis (Goodreads)
In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.

Tears spilled down my cheeks as the nerve endings died, but the scars appeared one by one, proclaiming my strength and my ability to weather whatever I found in the tunnels. (Location 105)


  1. They both sound good. I was planning on getting Tempest Rising soon :)

    Thanks for checking mine out.

  2. What a wonderfull teaser!
    They sound like amazing books.
    Have a great tuesday!

  3. I love both teasers, I have these titles on my wishlist Enclave is the one I want the most :)

  4. I have Enclave on my TBR list... You have great teasers =)

    xoxo, april

  5. Two very cool book with awesome covers... I've actually been meaning to grab myself both books - plus I love all things mermaid:) Thanks for visiting.

  6. Intriguing teaser from Enclave ... sounds painful. But at least, she knows she's strong enough for whatever's coming

  7. The first is good but the second is awesome.

  8. I often go to the beach to find peace. Sounds like Tempest is going to get more than she bargained for!
    Thanks for stopping by my place.

  9. I read Enclave...great book. The other book is going in my TBR pile!

    MY Teaser Tuesday

  10. I keep seeing Enclave everywhere, maybe it's a sign. ;)

    My Teaser @ For The Love of Reading!

  11. great covers, they sound interesting.


  12. Sounds like two very different worlds. Great teasers! The Enclave? I think I would rather be a builder.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Love the tempest rising teaser. Cacophany is one of my favorite words!

  14. Nice teasers! That one for Enclave sounds especially good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  15. They both sound good. Been thinking about reading Enclave.

  16. Two great teasers!! Enclave sounds like such a good read. Hope you're enjoying them!! :)

    My Teaser Tuesday

  17. Awesome teasers! I just love the cover on Tempest Rising too!
    Hope you stop by mine. http://alaskanbookcafe.blogspot.com/

  18. Awwwwwww.... Tempest Rising reminds me of Ariel!


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