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Teaser Tuesday: The Shade of the Moon

August 1st, 2017 (04:02 pm)


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• On your blog or other social media, 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday. Post a link at www.ThePurpleBooker.com/ as a response to the week's Teaser Tuesday.


Today I began reading The Shade of the Moon, the final book in the "Life As We Knew It" dystopian series. I'm finding this series interesting because the human response to apocalyptic events seems much more realistic than the scenarios in some of the more popular dystopian books, such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" series. Don't get me wrong; I enjoyed those series, too. But face it, they were far-fetched. What government in the world would put staggering amounts of money and planning into such an elaborate system for making teenagers kill each other in order to control their communities? That goal could have been accomplished in much simpler, cheaper ways.

In any case, the series I'm reading now concerns a near-future United States in which the moon has been knocked into a new, closer orbit, wreaking havoc with tides and water levels on earth, and causing massive flooding and volcanic eruptions worldwide. This quote is from page 4.

"The volcanic ash, which ordinarily covered the sky, had thinned as it sometimes did when rain and wind cooperated. Jon could see the pale outline of the moon, ominous and engorged, dominating the night."

― The Shade of the Moon, by Susan Pfeffer