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!
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
Published on: October 17th, 2017 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
Summary (from Goodreads): The most important thing is that Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend, even if Angie can’t see how she truly feels. It’s okay that Jess is the girl on the sidelines that nobody notices. That means she’s free to watch everyone else and be at Angie’s side. But when Angie starts falling for Margot, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can already see what’s going to happen. And suddenly her gift for observation is a curse.
As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess finds more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences. When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.
Book Beginning: “This is what I remember: The leather box lying open on the marble kitchen island; inside it a bed of black satin cradling a golden gun.” (pg. 1)
Page 56: “And then she turns the corner and I’m still standing beside her locker, and everyone else is moving around me as if I’m a rock half submerged in a river barely even parting the current.” (pg. 56)
Thoughts: I admit the cover pulled me in as well as these two snippets! This is a short book at 288 pages but I can’t wait to give it a go to see the themes and relationships unfurl. I also need to know why there was a gun in that box!
What are you currently reading? Does this book sound interesting to you?
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