Teaser Tuesday #29: Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain



Teaser 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!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday:

Book cover for Instructions for The End Of the World by Jamie Kain.
Summary (from Goodreads): From the author of The Good Sister comes a gripping novel about two sisters who learn that there are things in life—love, loss, and self-discovery—that you simply can’t prepare for.

He prepared their family for every natural disaster known to man—except for the one that struck.

When Nicole Reed’s father forces her family to move to a remote area of the Sierra Foothills, one without any modern conveniences, it’s too much too handle for her mother, who abandons them in the middle of the night. Heading out to track her down, Nicole’s father leaves her in charge of taking care of the house and her younger sister, Izzy. For a while, Nicole is doing just fine running things on her own. But then the food begins to run out, the pipes crack, and forest fires start slowly inching their way closer every day. Wolf, a handsome boy from the neighboring community, offers to help her when she needs it most, but when she starts to develop feelings for him, feelings she knows she will never be allowed to act on once her father returns, she must make a decision. With her family falling apart, will she choose to continue preparing for tomorrow’s disasters, or will she take a chance and really start living for today?

Instructions for the End of the World is a gripping, young adult novel that explores family, friendship, and love in the midst of the most difficult and dangerous circumstances. 

Goodreads | Book Depository

This book is new to my TBR and I have just started it. I’m really eager to see how this story unfolds.

Here is the teaser:

“I understand the balance nature seeks—the need for the hawk to eat the hare—but I have never felt at peace with its harshness. I don’t begin to understand why life, so excruciatingly fragile, so breathtaking in its delicate beauty, can be destroyed with such ease.”

If you have done a Teaser Tuesday yourself, leave a comment with your link and I will be sure to check it out. 🙂

14 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday #29: Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain

  1. Renee Rousseau says:

    He had bought two boxes of peppermint — on for Happy Endings, just in case. He plugged in the kettle.
    “Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good” by Jan Karon

  2. Literary Feline says:

    That teaser really resonates with me. This sounds like quite a book–harrowing, emotional, and also hopeful. You’ve got me curious about it.

  3. Jaime Lynn says:

    I would really like this I think. There are so many people, including myself at times, that think so much about tomorrow that they completely forget to think about today. This could be a perfect book to remind all of us to remember that all we are promised is this very minute.

  4. Kara S says:

    This is a fun idea. From the newly released Mycroft Holmes by Anna Waterhouse and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a mystery/adventure I’m right in the thick of is this passage, a stated conclusion spoken to Mycroft by a new ally:
    “‘A great wrong must be righted…Whether a dozen or hundreds, my men will do as they must…But one thing is for sure, if [we die], three hundred men will go there…and avenge our deaths.’ He punctuated this last with another cloud of white smoke and his cheerful grin.”

    Quite the philosopher! Cheers, Kara S

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