Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (23): The Hallowed Ones

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser comes from The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. I've only just started this one today, but the premise is incredible! A post apocalyptic/dystopian involving an Amish community? Yes, please! Plus look at that cover! It's beautiful and oh so creepy!

What's the first thing we're going to do Outside, Katie?' Elijah asked, grinning. 'Eat sushi?'

I wrinkled my nose. This was a game we played often: When we are Outside...

'I am going to buy a pair of britches. Jeans.

{The Hallowed Ones, Chapter 1}

Goodreads Synopsis of The Hallowed Ones:

If your home was the last safe place on earth, would you let a stranger in? 


In this captivating thriller, an Amish settlement is the last safe haven in a world plagued by an unspeakable horror…

Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers are free to experience non-Amish culture before officially joining the church. But before Rumspringa arrives, Katie’s safe world starts to crumble. It begins with a fiery helicopter crash in the cornfields, followed by rumors of massive unrest and the disappearance of huge numbers of people all over the world. Something is out there...and it is making a killing.

Unsure why they haven’t yet been attacked, the Amish Elders make a decree: No one goes outside their community, and no one is allowed in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man lying just outside the boundary of their land, she can’t leave him to die. She refuses to submit to the Elder’s rule and secretly brings the stranger into her community—but what else is she bringing in with him?

For more about The Hallowed Ones check out these sites!


*All quotes are taken from an uncorrected ARC. Quotes may not match the finished copy.*

4 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting book - I'm going to have to read it someday :) Thanks for the Teaser post.

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  2. Jesse,

    Great pick! We no have to patiently wait for book two now. :D

    -Dannielle

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  3. I've never read any Amish fiction -- but I love thrillers.
    Thanks for the great teaser!

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  4. Yay -- just got an email from the library that this is waiting for me --c an't wait to read it!

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