Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the 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 SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
My teaser this week is from the ARC of Across the Universe by Beth Revis. The book will be published on Jan. 11, 2011 and should be on your wishlist. It is described as "A Story of Love, Murder, and Madness Aboard an Enormous Spaceship Bound for the Future." It is also a story told in two voices - Amy who was cryo frozen on Earth and Elder who was born on the ship and raised to be its next leader.
My teaser is from late in the ARC and is Elder's musings on leadership:
Holding Amy against me, I realize the simple truth that power isn't control at all - power is strength, and giving strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.This book is fascinating and unusual. True science fiction is not very common in current young adult books.