Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Larklight

I started this book, just the first three pages, while we were away. I'm looking forward to getting back to it! It looks long but I know it's going to fly by. There are mixed reviews on this one, but I think it appeals to me, and I suspect I'm going to enjoy it. It falls firmly on the fantasy side of reading, what with children going out into space without their space helmets and having great adventures. So I'm going back to the stars, but to a very different conception of the stars, this time!

Teaser Tuesdays are hosted by Should Be Reading. It works as follows:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!
  • Include the title and author.

From Larklight by Phillip Reeve, p78:

"I crouched beside Myrtle, and saw that, though pale beneath her coating of moon dust, she was sleeping peacefully. It seemed unfair to wake her, because I knew that she would simply hate the din and dirt around us, so I looked about, wondering where I should go, and noticed the blue, reptilian person called Ssilissa slipping through a small brass door at the back of the big cabin."


Nise' said...

Great teaser.

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds good!


Anonymous said...

'the blue reptilian person called Ssilissa' sounds like a great fantasy!

Beth F said...

Oooh. So is Ssilissa good or evil?

Wendi said...

What a wonderful teaser - so full of description, and a name like Myrtle and Ssilissa!!

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

BurtonReview said...

Interesting! Looks like a unique book!

Jenny Girl said...

A space adventure, what fun! Good teaser.
Here is my teaser

Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by, everyone! Yes, it is a space adventure, and even better... it's a Victorian space adventure. My belief is firmly and happily suspended.

Beth re: goodness/evilness of Ssilissa -- I don't know! Haven't gotten to that part yet. I believe it involves space pirates though.

kayerj said...

some of the best books I've read were meant for kids. nice teaser. read my teaser here

Phyl said...

I love books where the suspension of disbelief is so radical but so plausible too. Excellent teaser! It sounds like a really good book.

My teaser is at Bookishgal

Unknown said...

Oooo! That sounds fun!

Ana S. said...

I have a feeling I'll like this too!

Unknown said...

Thanks for commenting, all! I've finished it, and am cooking up a review. Lots of parts of this book are good, and I did enjoy it, but with caveats. What worries me is that a lot of people seemed to have enjoyed it much more than I, and I wonder if I was just in a bad mood, or too oblivious to tongue-in-cheek characterizations?