Teaser Tuesday: The Forsaken

[Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!]

As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up. The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway

My Teaser 

"Doesn't the island get overcrowded?" " Over population's not an issue," he explains "because life expectancy on the Island Alpha is only eighteen years of age." "Can the prisoners escape?" a nearby girl asks the docent,sounding worried. "Build a boat and sail it back here?" Sometimes they try,but they always fail." Pg. 10


  1. Thanks for posting the synopsis along with your teaser. This book sounds fascinating, and I love the premise.
    My teaser this week is from LIES THAT BIND by Delinda McCann.

  2. This island sounds terrifying. Not the place for a holiday.

    Here's My Teaser

  3. Nice teasers! This one's on my wishlist. I even requested a review copy from the author! Btw, here's my TT. :)
    Have a great day and enjoy reading!

  4. Ooh, nice teaser. The book seems like an intense read.

    Here’s My TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

  5. Really interesting teaser because you just made me want to read it even more. Thanks for sharing. Here's my Teaser

  6. Wow! Great teaser and that sounds like an awesome read! I'm off to add it to my wishlist.

    My teaser is here if you'd like a look :)

  7. Oh yes this one I sure do want to check out

  8. I've been meaning to read this! Great teaser! :D I'll have to get to this soon!

    My TT! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  9. Great teasers. I'm sort of interested in this book already.


  10. I had to preorder this one because it looked so good. I had to put it down to finish some other books for review, but I can't wait to get back to it! Great teaser. I loved the beginning.

    Jesse • Pretty In Fiction's Teaser


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