Monday, July 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (11)

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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 and 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!
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This week I am reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. So far, I am really liking it! I always love finding a male author with a male protagonist-- it gives a refreshing new point of view. Here is my teaser:

"Deryn had always reckoned herself a tomboy, between Jaspert's bullying and Da's balloon training. But running with the other middies was more than just punch-ups and tying knots-- it was like joining a pack of dogs. They jostled and banged for the best seats at the middies' mess table. They taunted each other over signal reading and navigation scores, and whom the officers had complimented that day. They endlessly competed to see who could spit farther, drink rum faster, or belch the loudest.

It was bloody exhausting, being a boy."

~p. 102-103
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Deryn is one of the main characters in Leviathan-- a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join the British Air Service during WWI. Trust me, this normally would not seem even slightly interesting to me as a book genre, but Westerfeld is such a great storyteller that I'm totally getting into it. PLUS-- since this is a Steampunk novel-- there is a lot of awesome add-ins like flying Darwin mutations used as weapons and transportation, and machine technology mixed with Victorian settings-- it's pretty awesome so far!

What is everyone else reading this week?

21 comments:

  1. That's a great teaser, Lea! You totally got me interested! I've never heard about this book before, but it sounds like a good read, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Picked this book up a few months ago when our Borders went out of business, but just haven't started it up yet. Looking forward to it though. Thanks for the teaser! :)

    My Teaser Tuesday

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  3. Haven't seen this book round, but it does look interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

    My Teaser:
    http://tyrasbookaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday.html

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  4. This was my first steampunk read and I really enjoyed it. Great teaser!

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  5. Awesome teaser!! I have heard such great things about this book. I hope you enjoy it!

    Now come let me Tease you! And while your there don't miss out on one amazing giveaway HERE!!

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  6. Hope you like Leviathan! That last line from Deryn made me giggle. I liked its sequel, Behemoth even BETTER.

    PS, I ADORE your blog theme! Adding you to my reader!

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  8. LOL
    I love it.
    So true and cute.
    GREAT teaser.

    Thank you SO much for visiting Tales of Whimsy...

    SO glad to hear Passion is better. And you are SO right Daniel was seriously bossy in Torment.

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  9. This one has been on my wishlist. Love this teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by my IMM! :)

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  10. This is on my wishlist - I am looking forward to your review. I love steampunk!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too :)

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  11. I am definitely adding this book to my reading list! Thanks for visiting and I love your blog theme, the pictures are so cute!

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  12. LOL I've heard of this book and I love the last line!


    mine: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/teaser-tuesday-grave-dance

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  13. Great teaser, this is a book that I really want to read!

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  14. Excellent teaser, though it doesn't sound like a book I'd like--not really into the steampunk genre. I'm glad you are enjoying it, though. Thanks for visiting!

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  15. Haven't heard of this one, but I liked the Uglies series by him so I'll have to check it out! :)

    Great teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by my teaser tuesday as well!

    ♥ Sarah

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  16. Great teaser. I've had this one on my wishlist for ages maybe it's time I got it.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesday-27.html

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  17. ooh, good teaser. This is still in my TBR pile but I can't wait to get started on it, I've been hearing such good things about it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my Teaser. I've just followed you it would be great if you could do the same if you haven't already.

    I have been dying to read Goliath the third book in the trilogy formula 6 months now as I absolutely love this series! Scott Westerfeld is indeed a great storyteller and Leviathan and Behemoth just prove it.

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  19. Wow this sounds fantastic. I'm looking forward to your review.

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  20. I've been looking for more male authors to check out so maybe I'll check this out. Thanks so much for checking out my blog, greatly appreciated!

    Also, I love your layout! New GFC follower too.

    Preet
    A Written Rhapsody

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  21. Thanks for checking out my blog!

    I am so glad I hopped by your blog!!
    I love the header!
    This is easily the prettiest blog I have ever seen!!

    Also it helps that I love AIW!

    Anyhoo I am a new follower!!

    Xx

    Agnes@ Oops I Read That Book

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