Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #63

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!


The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

Published on: July 10th, 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press

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Summary (from Goodreads): On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?

Book Beginning: “After they found the third body that year, Justin Hawthorne knelt in his backyard and prepared for his future.” (pg. 3)

Page 56: “There was only one reason Augusta Hawthorne was summoning her children into the reading room. She wanted to see the future.” (pg. 56)

Thoughts: Okay, I am hooked. Do these founders have powers? Why are people dying? What’s the Four Paths mystery?

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


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1 Response to Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #63

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