Friday, June 17, 2011

The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings~~ Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

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Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.

Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56


Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
Turn to page 56.
Find any sentence that grabs you.
Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I've picked up a few books from the library this week and since I just started a new series I figured that I would share from that today!

Book Beginnings:

Prologue: Her baby wouldn't stop crying. She'd started fussing at the last station, when the Greyhound bus out of Bangor stopped in Portland to pick up more passengers.
Chapter 1: Remarkable. Just look at the use of light and shadow...."
   "You see how this image hints at the sorrow of the place, yet manages to convey a promise of hope?"

The Friday 56:

Dual combat blade were sheathed crisscross on his back and thrust out over his shoulders like the bones of demonic wings.

The beginning 2 sentences in the prologue almost threw me off. After reading a bit more I understood and was hooked. I'm on page 65 and though the book is moving a little slow for my liking, I am intrigued and can't seem to walk away from the book for more than a few seconds!!


  1. I am intrigued by those first lines. I am especially drawn to the beginning of Chapter 1.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  2. I bet he used those blades well too!

    Thanks for the visual, and participating!

  3. I like the description of the 'crossed combat blades', this sounds like an interesting book.
    The Road to Here

  4. Deb Nance at ReaderbuzzJune 17, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    This sounds like it will have a lot of action!

    Here is my post: Beautiful & Pointless. I hope you will stop by. And I hope you will enter my June Giveaway. I'll be giving away a copy of Anna and the French Kiss.