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07 February 2020

Book Beginnings: Wranglestone by Darren Charlton *AD - Gifted

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 Wranglestone by Darren Charlton (gifted copy).
Wranglestone by Darren Charlton cover

Peter was born into a world of unwelcome visitors. And winter on Lake Wranglestone sure as hell was one of them. 
I was sent a free finished copy of Wranglestone by Darren Charlton after I requested it from the publisher, and it released yesterday. I am very excited to start this queer zombie thriller.

The cover is gorgeous and isolated and cold, and I love the small flash of red, like a warning. There's a map of the layout of the islands on Wranglestone lake which is great for orientating myself.

I love these first lines - it introduces the setting as almost a character in itself and makes the feelings of the narrator very clear. I think it's an excellent start.
The bottom step hovered about five feet above the line of the water to stop wolves and lynx from getting up the watchtower when the lake was frozen.
This is from page 56 in my finished copy.

This isn't far into the book and I'm still getting the feel of it.I love how nature is very much at the forefront of the story. There is desperation on almost every page.

I am really enjoying Wranglestone by Darren Charlton, I feel like it's one I'll struggle to put down.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I'm so intrigued! I want more! :-) Happy weekend!

  2. I'm adding this to my tbr. Thanks for introducing me!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  3. Yay for books that you don't want to put down, that's always satisfying. I've only read a couple of zombie books but this sounds really cool.

  4. I'm currently reading Robin Hood 😊

  5. This isn’t what I would usually read, but thank you for sharing! I am reading the way you smile. Lauren x

  6. I always find it so satisfying to read a book that I can't just simply put down. This isn't a book that I'd usually read but I'm definitely adding it to my tbr.

  7. I've recently finished this book and enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing what you think!

  8. I love this idea of picking a page or percentage and taking a line or two. Sounds really interesting! I hope you enjoyed the book, it's always a good sign when you don't want to put it down. I felt like that with the one I just finished x


  9. I have never read a book about zombies, so this one sounds super interesting! I'll have to look into it more!

  10. omg thank you, i knew it was zombie but had 0 idea it was queer. its moved up my wishlist now


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