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10 May 2019

Book Beginnings #68

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 Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans.

Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans cover

I understood. I really did. This was a chance. Our only chance. It was this or die.
Yeah so I am hooked, right from this first line.

I love the way that already, right from the start, tension is building. It's amazing. There's something subtly sinister right from the start.
Safe? What was I thinking? Bert had warned me: people like us were never safe.

This is a switch in narrators, and I really like how it's done in this book. At this point, both narrators are super unreliable, and I don't know what to trust and I haven't figured out what's going on. What I can say is that it is so sinister and eerie, and I love it.

What are you reading this week?


  1. Sounds like a good read. If it was in the Linky I would have visited faster. :-)

  2. This sounds like such an interesting first sentence! I hope you enjoy it :)

  3. Yep, that's a great sentence to hook you! I definitely have my eyes peeled for this book!

  4. That is definitely a gripping first sentence! Enjoy your read :)

  5. I loved this book a lot! Great post!

  6. Definitely hooked by that first sentence! Absolutely.

  7. This sounds like such an interesting book just from that first sentence!

  8. This sounds intriguing! I’m currently rereading Prisoner of Azkaban ��


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