Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (49): The Aftermath by Jen Alexander


Teaser Tuesday 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!

This week’s Teaser comes from the following book:

Title: The Aftermath
Author: Jen Alexander
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Expected Pub: August 26, 2014
Source:  Publisher
Pre-order: Amazon  |  B&N

Sometimes, I dream that I'm someone else.

A girl with dark hair who doesn't worry about hunger

or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.

In her world, those sorts of things don't exist.

Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville: polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibal Hoarders. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psychological challenge sometimes with devastating consequences all just to live another day.

With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game, and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.

If they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survival and a life beyond the only world Claudia's ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath.


My Teaser: 

"Everything feels different now that I'm aware a stranger is in my head, responsible for my forgetfulness and the inconsistency between my thoughts and movements and words.  I want time to absorb this revelation, to try and figure out why I can think for myself but not even lift my own hand if I wish to."
                                                                                            - Kindle Loc 14%

This book is definitely a different kind of read for me.  It's getting really intense, and I can't wait to see what happens next!

I'd love to know what your Teaser is!