First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Teen Read Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

fistchapFirst chapter, first paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

My current read is a junior/teen read, the 4th in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, Eagle Strike.  Here’s the beginning of the Prologue:

The Amazon Jungle.  Fifteen years ago.AlexRiderEagleStrike

It had taken them five days to make the journey, cutting their way through the dense, suffocating undergrowth, fighting through the very air, which hung heavy, moist, and still.  Trees as tall as cathedrals surrounded them, and a strange green light — almost holy — shimmered through the vast canopy of leaves. The rain forest seemed to have an intelligence of its own.  Its voice was the sudden screech of a parrot, the flicker of a monkey swinging through the branches overhead.  It knew they were there.

TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3-300x203Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here’s the teaser from Chapter 3, Matador, p.37:

A flicker of annoyance passed across the Russian’s face. “You are only alive because I permit it. Please don’t make me ask you a second time.”

Would you keep reading?  Give us a teaser from your current read!

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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28 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Teen Read Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

  1. Iliana says:

    I especially liked the second teaser! It definitely makes you wonder what happens next!


  2. Diane says:

    This isn’t a series I would be drawn to but, I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for joining us this week.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. proxyfish says:

    Absolutely love this teaser! I remember these coming out when I was in high school and I won a signed copy from our library – I was so pleased! Unlike now when I realise that was over ten years ago! My how the time flies.

    My Teaser


  4. Laura Thomas says:

    I sure would keep reading. Wish I had the books right now:)

    My TT –

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sjhigbee says:

    I’ve heard of the Alex Rider series and this TT has certainly whetted my appetite. Thank you for posting it and hope you enjoy the rest of the book.


  6. That sounds like just my kind of book. Haven’t read the Alex Rider series (or anything else by that author but may have to seek it out.


  7. Colletta says:

    I agree with the others: sounds intense! I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!



  8. Kay says:

    I read the first one in this series when I was still working for the library. I thought it was a fun book and one that boys as well as girls would like. Yes, I’d continue. In fact, I ought to start again with this YA series. 🙂


  9. Sounds intense from the teaser! I like the opening too–I felt like I was right there. I hope you enjoy this one! Thank you for sharing!


  10. Sounds intense, with lots of adventure. Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “MISSING PIECES”


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