Teaser Tuesday: Instructions for the End of the World



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

Instructions for The End Of the WorldTitle: Instructions for the End of the World
Author: Jamie Kain
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: December 8, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads):

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, her life is completely turned upside down.

It’s not that Nicole isn’t tough. She’s learned how to hunt, and she knows how to build things—she’s been preparing for the worst-case scenario for what seems like forever.

But when she and her sister, Izzy, are left alone in this remote landscape to fend for themselves, her skills are put to the ultimate test. She’s fine for a while, but then food begins to run out, the pipes begin to crack, and forest fires start to inch closer every day.

When Wolf, a handsome boy from the neighboring community, offers to help, Nicole feels conflicted. She can take care of herself. But things have begun to get desperate, and there’s something about this boy she can’t shake.

As feelings develop between these two—feelings Nicole knows her father would never allow once he 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 start living for today?


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.”


This book is new to my TBR and I have just started it. I’m really eager to see how this story unfolds.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: Instructions for the End of the World

  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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