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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - October 4 2011

It seems I haven't done a Teaser Tuesday in quite some time, but I just couldn't let it go this week when the first sentence of this book grabbed me right from the beginning.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. 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!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air."

This teaser is from The Maze Runner by James Dashner, which is the first book in The Maze Runner trilogy. I'm pretty excited about it because not only is it amazing, but the final part of the trilogy, The Death Cure, comes out next Tuesday...and I already have a copy!

~Imagine waking up one day in total darkness, unsure of where you are and unable to remember anything about yourself except your first name. You're in a bizarre place devoid of adults called the Glade. The Glade is an enclosed structure with a jail, a graveyard, a slaughterhouse, living quarters, and gardens. And no way out. Outside the Glade is the Maze, and every day some of the kids -- the Runners -- venture into the labyrinth, trying to map the ever-changing pattern of walls in an attempt to find an exit from this hellish place. So far, no one has figured it out. And not all of the Runners return from their daily exertions, victims of the maniacal Grievers, part animal, part mechanical killing machines.

Thomas is the newest arrival to the Glade in this Truman-meets-Lord of the Flies tale. A motley crew of half a dozen kids is all he has to guide him in this strange world. As soon as he arrives, unusual things begin to happen, and the others grow suspicious of him. Though the Maze seems somehow familiar to Thomas, he's unable to make sense of the place, despite his extraordinary abilities as a Runner. What is this place, and does Thomas hold the key to finding a way out?~

Share your teaser with me!


  1. This sounds like a great trilogy, I will have to pick them up and begin to read. Have you read the Hunger Games yet? It is the first of another trilogy, it seems like a similar vein of interest.
    I will be reading The Night Circus again, I just finished it and I am still captivated by is charms.

  2. Hunger Games was really good. I think this series is going to be very close, if not better than that one. Have to wait and see after I finish it.

  3. I've been meaning to read this for so long! Glad you're enjoying it!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. It's really good. My son said to me "See! What took you so long?"

  5. I'm seing this series everywhere--maybe it's time I look into it ;)

    Great teaser!

  6. I would highly recommend least the first one so far!

  7. I am about to read this soon, and I cannot wait. I also just got a copy of The Death Cure. I'm so excited for this book.

    Great teaser and thanks for commenting on ours.

    -Emilia from the Story Seekers

  8. Omg, I can't wait to give this series a try! I've heard amazing things about it from my friends, so it's definitely high on the books-to-buy-and-devour-list! Great teaser. You've managed to make me even more curious!

    My teaser is from the wonderful and mysterious novel The Night Circus.

  9. I've heard really great things about this book, hope you enjoy! Thanks for your sharing that great teaser.

    Teaser Tuesdays