Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • 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!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

    The Eleventh Plague

     The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

    Synopsis: 
     
    In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing–and their lives–forever.
     
    From The Hardcover Edition Page 36
     
          I dragged Dad in and laid him on his side in case he started throwing up water.  I thought about trying to go back for our stuff.  There were some medical supplies on the wagon – bandages, antiseptic – but God knew how far away it was, and the storm, if anything, was getting worse. Instead, I pushed myself into the hallow beside him.
         Blood was pouring out of the gash on his head.  I tore off my T-shirt and ripped it into strips with my teeth and used them to pack off and bind the wound, trying my best to ignore the soft broken feel at the back of his skull.  My breath froze in my chest as the blood advanced though the cloth, eating through several layers before finally stopping and holding still.  I breathed again.
     
    Sorry about the weird line in there, I can’t seem to fix it.  I hope you enjoy today’s teaser.  This book is getting good.  I am glad I decided to take a chance on it.  What teaser do you have for me this week?

6 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday

  1. Sounds damn intense!
    Going on my TBR! (Thanks!)

    My TT

  2. Great teaser! I have had this one on my TBR list for awhile now. :0)

  3. This sounds like a book I need to read. Your teaser was great. Thanks for posting the synopsis too.
    My teaser is here: Sandy’s Teaser

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