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08 September 2017

Book Beginnings #52

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 Pantomime by Laura Lam.
"Well, boy," the ringmaster said. "What can you do?" 
I swallowed. The clown who had found me eavesdropping tightened his grip on my shirt. "Pardon?" I asked.
I am quite excited about this! It's my last #TheReadingQuest book for my Rouge path, and one that has been on my TBR for years. In fact, it's been on my TBR for so long that the version I have is with the old cover.

There are a lot of mixed reviews for it, but it was nominated for NETBA in 2013 so I figure it must be good. I like the writing style of the first chapter and they way the story is going.
Then again, I had also heard that they waited for their quarry to look away before pouncing.
So this bit did set my nerves a little on edge thanks to the other circus crew and what they subject Micah to.

I can't wait to read on!


  1. Hope you enjoy! I've had books on my shelf for years also. I'll get to them all one day :)


  2. I'm going back on my shelves and finally reading some of them. I usually share the other covers in my review post if they have changed. Some have been released so long ago that their are several newer covers. LOL This sounds fascinating and I've been wanting to try the author.

    My Friday 56 from Between A Ghost And A Spooky Place

  3. I would have walked right past this one. The cover reminds me of American Horror Story, and that show creeps me out. LOL I would love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

  4. I hope this one is a diamond from TBR mountain. I'm reading All the Secret Places by Anna Carlyle this week. Happy reading!

  5. I hope to someday read the books that have been on my TBR for years! I hope you find hidden treasures here. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING”

  6. I liked it, but didn't love it. I did love Drystan, however. :-) Happy weekend!

  7. Hope you'll enjoy it after the long wait to read it!


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