Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teaser Tuesday (56): Undertow (#1) by Michael Buckley

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!

Title: Undertow (Undertow #1)
Author: Michael Buckley
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Exp Release: May 5, 2015
Purchase: Amazon  | B&N

Goodreads Summary: 

Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.

Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders.


My Teaser:

"'All right, well, reading, then.'  I look into the sack and recognize the books immediately:  The Snowy Day, The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, Harold and the Purple Crayon, a few others.  My dad read them all to me when I was little, and then after I learned how, I read them to myself.  I think Mrs. Sullivan is right.  Keeping it simple for him seems like a good place to start. I hand a few to him. He stares down at them and flips through their pages, turning them end over end, inspecting every page, and running his fingertip along the edges of the paper. I watch his fascination with them and realize he has probably never held a book before."

I REALLY liked this book!  Such an exciting story -- the 30,000 Alpha rising from the water as they arrive at Coney Island.  I couldn't put this one down!  I could have chosen so many teaser quotes to share, but Lyric teaching Fathom to read absolutely stole my heart.
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  1. Ohhh I am soo happy to hear you liked this one! It sounds awesome. I was sold at Coney Island and dangerous love... also I adore that teaser!

    Love you!

  2. This sounds like an interesting read! I couldn't image what it would feel like to just now pick up a book --having never touched one. Sad thought!

    HUGSSS! <3<3 you!

  3. This sound like a fun teaser meme <3 I wish I could participate in more of them, but I have many reviews to do.. Lovely teaser, it does sound interesting <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  4. What a cover! Definitely sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the teaser! :)


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