Teaser Tuesday: Gravity by Melissa West

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!

(make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

 

Today’s teaser comes from Gravity by Melissa West

 Release Date: December 18th, 2012

 Published by: Entangled Teen

In the future, only one rule will matter:
Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

“I start to look away, saddened by the poverty our government allows, when something catches my eye. Adjacent to the fiery pit is a patch of trees, and clinging to a thick limb is a man. His golden skin contrasts against the brown of the tree. His brown hair moves with the wind. His expression looks focused, too focused. He watches the people for a fleeting second, and then he’s on them, tossing children into the street, Taking one then another then another. I bang against the window. Everyone on the tron jumps up and rushes to the windows, all pointing and shouting, all horrified.” (pg 52.)

“Why did you do it? Heal me, I mean.”

I’ve always looked out for you.”

We stare at each other for several long seconds, unsure of what else to say. A war is brewing all around us, linking us together, the only two people who can stop it.” (pg 142.)

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