Tuesday, November 1, 2011

#023 Teaser Tuesday

This meme is brought to you weekly by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along, just do the following:

01. Grab your current read and open to a random page
02. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page, but 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!)
03. Share the title and the author, too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR List if they like your teaser!

By Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publish Date: January 17, 2012
Format: Hardback, pp 272
Age Demographic: Young Adult
b&n // amazon

“The first time I died, I didn't see God. No light at the end of the tunnel. No haloed angels. No dead grandparents.

To be fair, I probably wasn't a solid shoo-in for Heaven. But, honestly, I kind of assumed I'd make the cut.

I didn't see any brimstone, either.

Not even an endless darkness. Nothing.” (pp 01)

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine

-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

I love the way this book starts out, because it's very intriguing and it compels you to keep reading to find out what next. What did happen to Delaney and why didn't she see anything and what does all these strange sensations she can't control mean?I'm extremely very excited to continue reading this. Not to mention the cover is absolutely gorgeous and looks all dark and wintery. I love the fact that you can see Delaney's face reflected in the water so that it looks as if she's looking back down on herself from the other side. Such an interesting concept.

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