Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Sky on Fire (Monument 14) by Emmy Laybourne

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • 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!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne. I got this ARC from Macmillan Children's Publishing group. It is the sequel to Monument 14 which I read and enjoyed. Here is the description of this May 28 release:
Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers Dean and Alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both fresh disaster and a glimmer of hope.

Knowing that the chemical weapons saturating the air outside will turn him into a bloodthirsty rage monster, Dean decides to stay in the safety of the store with Astrid and some of the younger kids. But their sanctuary has already been breached once. . . .

Meanwhile, Alex, determined to find their parents, heads out into the darkness and devastation with Niko and some others in a recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected. . . .
Astrid looked at us, at me. The fury in her sky-blue eyes receded, slowly, until finally she closed them and her whole body softened underneath me.

I stayed on top of her until she said, hoarsely, "I'm all right."


  1. Although this is not usually a genre I read I found your teaser quite intriguing. Check my TT out here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/05/teaser-tuesday-52113.html

  2. Fantastic teaser! Makes me wonder what happened for her to get in that state. I definitely want to check this series out because it sounds like my kind of thing :) thanks so much for sharing your teaser and stopping by my TT! :)

  3. Great teaser! I teach fourth grade and I was looking for some media specialist blogs to follow. I love hearing about books for younger readers. I also have a 10 year old son myself so he will be reading these types of books soon. Definitely putting this book on my TBR list. I'll check out the first one also.

    Thanks for commenting on my teaser!

  4. Oooh nice! What just happened that she had been tackled by this guy?!

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  5. Very interesting -- thanks for stopping by my site.

  6. Sounds like a book with some real drama. Hope the kids live up to their challenge. Here's Mine

  7. Wow! Your so lucky to have read the early! I've been DYING to read this. And now after your Teaser, I'm that much more eager! :)

    Thanks for stopping by & Commenting on my teaser! :)

  8. Great teaser! Love the concept behind this book.
    -Happy Reading!

  9. Ooh, the crazy reaction! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Monument 14 so I'm excited to read this one! I don't think it's been given enough recognition.

    Thanks for visiting me today! :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  10. hmm.. What happened!? Great teaser! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Teaser Tuesday

  11. Definitely interesting - seriously makes me wonder whats happening in that moment. Thank you so much for stopping by my TT. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  12. Interesting teaser, makes me wonder what is going on. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. this is a very intriguing teaser ... and thanks for dropping by my blog :D enjoy your week

  14. Great teaser, sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  15. I still haven't read the first book, I'm so behind!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice!


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