Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #3

Happy Friday everyone! I’m going to be participating in Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice!

Book Beginnings &the Friday 56

Book Beginnings: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in an eReader. Find any sentence, or a few and Post it!

This week my sentence(s) are from Inquest by DelSheree Gladden, my current eBook read!

Chapter 1: I never thought someone I loved would try to kill me. But when you know you’re going to do something worse, does that make it okay? Should you hope for that person to succeed?

56%: That wasn’t what he was going to say a second ago. I know him too well not to see that he’s hedging. The people surrounding him are the reason for it. He won’t be honest with me because too many influential eyes are watching him. I can feel my anger being renewed despite the begging expression he’s wearing. I pull my hand out of his grip and shake my head at him.

I’m actually really excited for this book, I’ve read the Aerling Trilogy by DelSheree Gladden and it was really great so I’m really hopeful for this trilogy as well!

A little more information on Inquest:

Inquest

Synopsis via GoodreadsFor Libby Sparks, turning sixteen means only one thing…death. Guardian rule demands she attend the ritualistic Inquest that will unveil her talents and secure her place in society. But that isn’t all that will be revealed in Libby’s case.

The more talents you have the better, at least to some degree. Four or five talents will guarantee you a life of luxury, but seven…that is the mark of the Destroyer. Libby knows her Inquest will reveal her to be the Guardians’ greatest enemy. Their law requires her death before her eighteenth birthday. If she lives, prophecy foretells that the world will fall into chaos and destruction.

Once her destiny is revealed, Libby is abandoned when her mother throws her out, her boyfriend tries to kill her, and her best friend shuts her out. Only Milo, a slightly grungy outcast, seems willing to be her friend—but Libby soon realizes he has secrets of his own. His secrets may very well have everything to do with her own destiny.

In order to make it to her eighteenth birthday, Libby must bury her talents and convince the world she is harmless. Her plan only lasts until Milo is put in danger and Libby is forced to choose. Abandon her friend to save her own life, or embrace her destiny and truly become the Destroyer.

 

 

 

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Book Beginnings & The Friday 56! #2

Happy Friday everyone! I’m going to be participating in Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice!

Book Beginnings &the Friday 56

Book Beginnings: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in an eReader. Find any sentence, or a few and Post it!

This week my sentence(s) are from Mystic City by Theo Lawrence. (My next read after The Hidden Oracle.)

 

Mystic City

Prologue: So little time is left.

“Take this.” He folds the locket into my hand. It throbs as if it has a pulse, giving off a faint white glow. “I’m sorry for putting you in danger.”

“I would do it all again,” I tell him. “A thousand times.”

Page 56: “He stands. Simply looking at him makes my heart beat faster. I want him to stay, but there is nothing that ties him to me. We really are strangers. The thought makes my insides ache.”

Well there definitely sounds like there will be a little bit of romance in this book! The last YA I read, the romance didn’t turn out so well! Hopefully Mystic City will be better!

 

 

 

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #1

Happy Friday everyone! I’m going to be participating in Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice!

Book Beginnings &the Friday 56

Book Beginnings: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56: Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in an eReader. Find any sentence, or a few and Post it!

This week my sentence(s) are from Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr.

Carnival of Souls

Prologue: “The man-witch- who’d summoned Selah was nothing like what she’d expected. In truth, he looked no different than many daimons she’d met: implacable expression and a musculature that would serve him well in one of Marchosias’ fighting competitions. It was only his eerie blue-and-gold witch eyes that revealed his true nature-and those eyes were fixed on her.”

Page 56: “Mallory preferred to do her morning run in the quiet hours just before sunrise. Once people were headed to work or school, she felt self-conscious. They rarely commented on her odd attire, but they looked.”

I really find these two excerpts a little funny because they don’t sounds like they come from the same book!