Teaser Tuesday (22): Dualed by Elsie Chapman

January 15, 2013 Dualed, Elsie Chapman, Random House Books for Young Readers, Teaser Tuesday 21

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

From Goodreads:

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.


The Teaser:

“It’s strong in the way of soldiers and war. But what about things that make us more than machines, keep us human? Balance is good. If being weak means not being able to live with the memory of killing someone with your own hands, then maybe we should all call weakness good. Being worthy should mean more than just being able to use a gun or hold a blade.”    pg 78

*(Please note that this has been taken from a galley and may differ from the final copy)

I read this one awhile back but this teaser really stood out to me and I had to share it with you! My review is still to come in March, as part of the blog tour!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

21 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday (22): Dualed by Elsie Chapman”

  1. Carmen B.

    This really is a great quote with a lot of truth to it! It reminds me a little of some of Trish’s thoughts about the Dauntless faction in Divergent 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my TT

  2. starryeyedjen

    This is a terrific teaser, Sara! I’ve seen mixed reviews of this one, but I’m still really excited to get to it. I have it coming up soon. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Here’s my teaser! Happy Tuesday!

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