Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Awaken


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and here's how it works:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share a snippet from somewhere on that page but be careful not to include spoilers

My teaser today is from Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky:

"Have you ever kissed anybody?" he asked, and took a sip.

I smirked. "There aren't a whole lot of opportunities in the digital world. I did practice on my hand once. It didn't do anything for me."


Justin coughed on the water he was swallowing and I slapped my hand over my mouth.


"Did I just say that out loud? I mumbled.


He was half coughing, half laughing. "Yes, you did," he managed to say.


"Delete, delete, delete," I said, and pushed an imaginary button in the air. "I really miss that feature."



AWAKEN (from Goodreads)


Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her.

Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking.

In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space.

30 comments:

  1. This sounds so cool. I love Maddie's voice. She doesn't sound like the typical angsty boring protag.

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  2. I loved this book! I hope you're enjoying it. I can't wait to see your review.

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  3. LOL, great teaser. Definitely makes me want to read the book. Hope you are enjoying it :)

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  4. Awesome teaser! I love funny heroines! I have this book in my TBR list. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. That sounds so funny !! I need this book !! I ca't wait to read your review .. You picked an awesome quote Jenny ;)
    And this cover looks gorgeous .. =)

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  6. I had no idea what this books was about until now.

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  7. OMG! Super awesome teaser! I want this book even more now! You picked a perfect one!

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  8. LOL
    OMG
    I love it and can relate to it already.
    What a funny teaser. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. Wonderful teaser! Awaken sounds like a good read.

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  10. I have seen this book around but it never caught my eye. The teaser is great. I may have to pick this one up.

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  11. Incredible teaser. I have been looking forward to this one. I can't wait to read your review.

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  12. Oh. Ohhhhhhhh, that is a good tease! Nicely picked! I have this from NetGalley, and I am looking forward to reading it.

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  13. I have had this book on my wishlist forever Jenny! I cannot wait to see what you think of it... Thanks for the teaser!

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  14. Haha, that is an awesome teaser -- very cute.

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  15. I got this book trough NG, so I'm looking forward reading it now. Great teaser. ;)

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  16. I seriously cannot wait to read this one! And I love the kissing hand teaser...I started laughing out loud :)

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  17. But practicing on your hand is so much fun! I still do it. hehehehe

    Thanks for sharing that little teaser. I have this book on my night table, waiting to be read.

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  18. LOL! I absolutely love this teaser!! Can't wait for your review on this one!!!!!

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  19. That was a great teaser for Awaken. I read it late last year and loved it. Hope you enjoy it too. :D

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  20. Ooh, now that is one fabulous teaser. I can't wait to read this one. You sure know how to pick 'em Jenny. I loved that dialogue exchange :D

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  21. The book sounds good, really good in fact. I see what they are trying to say, but I think the synopsis could have been improved, maybe it's just me, seemed a little of there for some reason. :)

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  22. I'm so excited about this book. I've heard amazing things! Great teaser hahaha.

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  23. Great teaser! Awaken is on my wishlist. The premise seems exciting!

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  24. Now this looks like a different read. Can't wait to see what you think of it...:D Great teaser!

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  25. I'm looking forward to this one. I hope that the author doesn't hit us over the head with the intended message though.

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  26. One of my FAVORITE YA reads, ever.

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  27. This teaser made me laugh! Loved it! I'm wishing for this book! Brilliant teaser!

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