Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: Skybreaker

Yes, I missed Teaser Tuesday last week. I was between books, and by the time I remembered to post something from the book I was intending to read this week, Tuesday was pretty much over; so I skipped it.

But this week I'm back in the skies with Matt Cruse, and I'm quite contented to be there. This book is a little less action-packed than the last, and the pace is more internal to Matt. There are new, vivid characters as well as old friends, a ghost ship, and the possibility of much gold to be had by the brave.

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 Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel, p213:

He started on the book shelf, sweeping row after row of leather-bound volumes to the floor. It shocked me to see books treated so, but I dared not say anything, for I could see in Hal's high good cheer a fierce impatience and simmering anger.

4 comments:

Phyl said...

Oh wow. That perks me up instantly, an account of someone sweeping books of a shelf like that. Eeek! Getting close to sacrilege, for me. :-)

Meanwhile, mine's here.

kiirstin said...

I know!! I love this teaser so much because it perfectly characterizes the two people involved in the scene. And I am so on Matt's side on this one.

Anonymous said...

Man, I just had Airborn in my hand last week to start reading when my attention was taken away (reading for work, mostly). Thanks for rekindling my interest in this series.

Mandy @ WWB

kiirstin said...

Oy, I had a reply to this and Blogger ate it. Sorry Mandy! I said something along the lines of: Airborn is awesome, and highly recommended. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good adventure, and especially for boys who are having trouble getting engaged with a book. It's an easy read (though it has depth) and I've had a number of reluctant boy readers come back singing its praises and asking for everything else Oppel has written.