Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as 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 any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others.
·Make sure to share the title and the author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR piles.
By: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Series: Delirium #2
Release Date: February 28, 2012
“So what was your name before?” I say, and she freezes, her back to me. “Before you came to the Wilds, I mean.”
For a moment she stands there.
Then she turns around.
“You might as well get used to it now,” she says with quite intensity.
“Everything you were, the life you had, the people you knew… dust.”
She shakes her head and says, a little more firmly, “There is no before. There is only now, and what comes next.”
After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive the “cure” – an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love – but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters. Although she is bereft without the boy she loves, her struggles seem to be leading her toward a new love.
But this homestead was built long after the blitz was over. Raven told me it was one of the very first homesteads, and the headquarters of the first ragtag group of resisters, who scavenged for materials and built a quasi=house, a weird patchwork structure made from timber, concrete, stone, and metal. The whole place has a junky look, a Frankenstein/facade, like it shouldn’t possibly be standing.