12 May 2017

Book Beginnings #40

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to 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.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence. This is my first time


I am currently reading Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis.


It is in my blood.
It is in my bone.
It is in my brain.
This has me hooked pretty much straight away, which surprised me as there are a lot of mixed reviews and a lot of people I trust with similar taste haven't enjoyed this one so much. These first sentences are great, short and sharp and definitely attention grabbing.

I got this book in my FairyLoot box in April and otherwise probably wouldn't have picked it up. It's one of those books I would have looked at, judged the pretty cover, and then put it on my Goodreads TBR never to actually be read. So I'm quite glad it was pushed into my hands.
"The sight of the sea on land threw fear into a great many people, something perhaps you intended by dragging half a rotting corpse into a banquet."
At this point I am enjoying the story, but I am finding that the narrative is jumping through characters a little too quickly for me to fully connect with them. There are a lot of main characters and while their voices are quite distinctive, at the moment I couldn't tell you their names.

I'm not really a fan of a story when there are too many view points, so we'll have to see if I connect some more!

10 comments:

  1. I love a book that grabs me from the beginninng.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  2. I've heard a lot of people talking about this book so I'm excited to see what you think! Nice to see you're starting the Friday 56 too, I've been doing it for a few weeks now and it's good fun!

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  3. Multiple viewpoints can make it harder to connect with the characters. The book does have a lovely cover. This week I am reading Edited Out by E. J. Copperman. Happy reading!

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  4. I feel the same way about multiple characters, especially if they're introduced early on. It's hard to know which ones to focus on. I hope the story ends up being entertaining.
    My Friday post features The Secret Wife.

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  5. Hopefully you'll get into it more as the story moves on. I never mind multiple POV, but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea.

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  6. That's some powerful words. I'm so curious about this book and seeing it everywhere.

    My Friday 56 from Silver Threads

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  7. Has me hooked too! Happy weekend!

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  8. Another beauty! Oh, yes, this works for me...

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2rah60P

    Sorry I'm late in commenting - Internet is very sketchy, and I could drop out at any moment, so typing fast lol

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  9. Another beauty! Oh, yes, this works for me...

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2rah60P

    Sorry I'm late in commenting - Internet is very sketchy, and I could drop out at any moment, so typing fast lol

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  10. I really enjoyed this one - happy reading!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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