Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #51

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

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Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Published on: September 15th 2015 by Ecco

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Summary (from Goodreads): Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Book Beginning: “The fire begins in the basement. Does it hurt? Yes and no. This is, after all, what I wanted. And I’m beyond hurting now.” (pg. 1)

Page 56: “‘You’re a terrible writer,’ Sandra says neutrally. Believe it or not, I had actually managed to forget her existence for an hour, the way you do a shadow’s.” (pg. 56)

Thoughts: I read the first book in the YA Delerium series by Lauren Oliver and wasn’t really a fan to continue with it. When I saw that this was an adult paranormal contemporary I decided to give her a second chance. I am interested to see how the living a non-living worlds collide in this!

What are you currently reading? Does this book sound interesting to you?

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