Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Miz B at Should Be Reading sponsors Teaser Tuesdays asking that you to: 
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  •  Share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
This week's teaser is from a book I pick up last week at the library call Past World by Ian Beck

What if all of London were really an amusement park--a whole city returned to Victorian times to entertain visitors from the twenty-first century? That's the wildly original premise of Ian Beck's Pastworld, a high-stakes mystery set in a simulated past.
Eve is a lifelong resident of Pastworld who doesn't know she's living in a theme park until a mysterious threat forces her to leave home. Caleb is a visiting tourist who finds the lawlessness of the past thrilling--until he suddenly becomes a fugitive from an antiquated justice system. And in the midst of it all, in the thick London fog a dark and deadly figure prowls, claiming victim after victim. He's the Fantom, a creature both of the past and of the present, in whose dark purpose Caleb and Eve will find their destinies combined.
Page-turning, complex, and haunting, Pastworld masterfully exposes the human experience of the past, of violence, of technology, and of entertainment (from Powell Books).

Here is the teaser:
Since his first mysterious appearance and his daring crimes the Fantom has assumed a special place in the mythology of Pastworld. But he has an Achilles' heel.




21 comments:

Beth said...

Mysterious teaser. Here is this week's teaser.

Aleksandra said...

Great teaser! I'll check this out! Here's mine: http://my-book-obsession.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays-9.html

Marg said...

Lots of superheroes have an achilles heel!

My teaser is here

Chrissie said...

Hmm, wonder what his achilles heel is? The book sounds really interesting! Hope you are enjoying it.

Laya said...

Oh my. The book looks interesting! And the teaser is intriguing, too.

Thanks for dropping by mine! :)

Lisa said...

oh I want to read this one

Here's mine

bookwanderer said...

Oh my gosh, this book sounds amazing. How had I not heard of it?? It actually reminds me a bit of Connie Willis's time travel books.

Check out my teaser this week over at bookwanderer.

Alayne said...

Sounds like an interesting book. My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

Andrea said...

That sounds like a great book. I will have to look it up.
Great teaser!

Here's mine

Jennifer said...

Very mysterious making it a lovely teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays-waking-up-in-land-of.html

Lori said...

Intriguing teaser. Enjoy your book! Here's Mine

Well-Read Reviews said...

Interesting teaser! I haven't heard of this book before!

My teaser: We The Children

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

That sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for visiting my blog!

alitareads said...

I remember hearing about this book a while back and thought it sounded really interesting. I hope you're enjoying it!

Serpentine Librarian said...

Very interesting teaser! Hope you are enjoying reading the book!

Christy (A Good Stopping Point) said...

Definitely makes you wonder what the Fantom's weakness is!

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Barbara said...

nice teaser! check out mine!

Aths said...

And pray tell me, what that Achilles' heel is?? Psst, psst??

Lisa said...

That sounds really interesting! Thanks for the teaser!

My teaser is here.

vvb32 reads said...

interesting concept - living in a theme park. i also like the london setting for this book.

 
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