Tuesday Intro: 24th November, 2015

Once again this week I’m linking up with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. I really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

imageThis week, I’m reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. It’s young adult so not my normal read but I am trying to step outside the box with my reading a bit more and it looked interesting when I saw it on the shelf at the library.

Here’s what it’s about…

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

And here’s how it starts…

On the day we’re the last people to see indie kid Finn alive, we’re all sprawled together in the Field, talking about love and stomachs.

“I don’t believe that, though,” my sister says, and I look up at the slight tension in her voice. She gives me a half-annoyed nod of reassurance in the sunshine, then shakes her head again at Henna. “You always have a choice. I don’t care if you think it’s love –and by the way, NOT a word you should throw around so easily –but even if that, even if that word, you can still choose to act right.”

What do you ink? Would you keep reading?


  1. I have wanted to read this but haven’t gotten around to it. Girl Who Reads

    1. It does sound good doesn’t it. Hope you get there eventually!

  2. It is a different premise. I read some YA but this one might be a bit over the top for this old grandma!. I will watch for your review.

    1. It was the premise that got me. I thought it was different. We’ll see!

  3. I am curious about this author and his books….I might just have to keep reading. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    1. I am trying to mix the p my reading and this seemed a good opportunity, will let you know if it was worth the risk.

  4. I like the dialogue in the opening and would definitely keep reading. I’ve been venturing into Young Adult too and have enjoyed what I’ve read so far. This sounds like a good story.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

    1. I do enjoy young adult when I read it but I never seek it out. So far, this is proving a good read. Fingers crossed it continues!

  5. That opening is really appealing – this sounds like a good one!

    1. I hope so…people seem to be saying good things about Ness on the comments.

  6. I love Patrick Ness’s writing and would definitely read this one. I haven’t yet, but it’s on my wish list. I just love that opening.

    1. I keep hearing great things about him. I am looking forward to getting through more than I managed yesterday!

  7. I like quite a bit of YA, but this one isn’t grabbing me. I do hope it works for you.

    1. I don’t know why I don’t read more because I usually enjoy them when I do. Didn’t think these were the most gripping open lines though.

  8. I’d keep reading, for sure!

    1. So far, this is proving a good idea 😄

  9. I have wanted to try this author – I’d keep reading. enjoy Emma

    1. He is one I have seen before but never picked up because it’s young adult but glad I’m giving it a go.

  10. I love this author and would keep reading.

    1. I have heard good things about him. Sounds like they are right?

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