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14 July 2017

Book Beginnings #47

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.

I am currently reading After The Fire by Will Hill.
I sprint across the yard, my eyes streaming, my heart pounding in my chest.
I have heard a lot about this book because of SundayYA and Zoella Book Club, and I am buddy-reading again with my lovely librarian friend. This is another YALC read (I feel like I'm powering through them!) and my second Zoella Book Club read.

This first line is pretty intense. It's off to a fast paced start and I hope this continues.
He stares into the rapt faces of our younger Brothers and Sisters, then turns and looks up into the nearest corner of the room.
This book is very sinister, and I think this line from page 56 really captures that without giving away too much. And I really want to keep reading to find out everything there is to know about Moonbeam's life.


  1. Hi Cora,

    Oh, I love sinister!

    Please, check out my #Friday56 and #BookBeginnings here:

    Luv, Sassy x

  2. Damn! This one line has made me so interested in the book! ♡

  3. First lines and first pages can have SUCH an impact on the book as a whole! I love sinister, this sounds great <3 xx

  4. I love Will Hill, definitely have to try this one! :)

  5. I get the feeling of a cult from reading the excerpts you've posted.

  6. Sounds interesting. I haven't heard of the book before. This week I have an urban fantasy - Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson. Happy reading!

  7. Sinister is very good. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  8. Those two snippets really pull you in. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This one looks interesting. Thanks for mentioning it.

  10. I'm wondering why Brothers and Sisters are capitalized? Is it some sort of cult? My Friday Quotes

  11. That is intense. I'll have to check it out. Happy reading!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My Friday 56

  12. Sounds like it has the makings of an epic read! Happy weekend!

  13. Oh, I love that word, "sinister!" Maybe I should take a closer look at this book. Not read this author before either:)

    My Friday 56 from A School For Unusual Girls


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