Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be.
Anyone can play along!
- Grab a book you are reading.
- Open to a random page and pull two sentences.
- Post the book title, author, and page number.
- No spoilers, please.
My quote for this week comes from Legend by Marie Lu, chp 1.
Tess opens her mouth to reply, but before she can say anything, the soldiers are exiting my house, single file, expressionless. Finally, the last soldier shuts the door behind him and reaches for something tucked at his waist. I suddenly feel dizzy. I know what’s coming.
I’ve been looking forward to reading this story for a while and on purpose have ignored reading any reviews – hate being influenced. Legend is a dystopia story with alternative POV from Day and June. The world building is strong, and I’m a sucker for these kinds of settings. I really like Day: he’s the hero, an outcast from the government, and stands for what he believes in. What’s not to like. June I’m on the fence about: 15 year old with a perfect score and capable of doing anything. She’s very skilled. I think the reason I’m not convinced by her is because the decisions she makes are one-sided. I just wish she’d open her eyes. Anyway, I’m 3/4 through the book, and so far I’m finding it pretty predictable and slow at times. I’m really hoping the ending redeems itself, and gives me something I didn’t expect.