Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #6

"Book Beginnings" on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader, the meme encourages 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.

"The Friday 56" is also a weekly event, hosted by Freda's Voice, where you find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you from page 56 or 56% in your book/eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)

Warning: There is absolutely no telling what you may find in this post, as I'm typing it up half asleep. I cannot be held responsible for typos, quirky one-sided banter, ramblings, etc. I hope you all have a fantastic start to your weekend. 

Boomerang by Noelle August 
The first book in a sensational New Adult trilogy from Noelle August
Welcome to, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up
Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.
Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.
What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.
As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?
"On the single most important day of my life, I wake with the thought: Oh crap, where are my panties?"

L.O.L I love the beginning and it gives me the perfect visual for what kind of book this will be.

"What do you want, Alison?" I ask. "For us to be friends? Is that it?"
Hope flickers in her blue eyes. "I don't know, exactly. I'd like a chance to remake us. I screwed up, Ethan. And I guess I just don't want to lose everything."

The Furies by Natalie Haynes
When you open up, who will you let in?
When Alex Morris loses her fiancé in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is terrified of what she's taken on.
There is one class - a group of five teenagers - who intimidate Alex and every other teacher on The Unit. But with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being performed, right in front of her...
 "L, So this guy came today, and he says you sent him. Did you?"

Who is "L"? Who are you? Curiosity may have killed the cat and it may kill me if I don't find out soon. From what I gather this is a letter, but to whom and from who is still a mystery.

""Ricky has a date in youth court. We'll almost certainly lose him. I don't see how he can avoid a young offenders' institution this time." I felt a dull thud of sorrow hit me in the stomach. "Oh no. Really? That doesn't seem fair," I said. How would he manage in such a hostile environment? And surely the path to a soldier's life  just got one step closer."

I actually haven't gotten to 56% in The Furies yet, but jumped ahead so we could share my 56 together. It wasn't an easy one to pick, for sure. Nikki always seems to have these beautiful, effortless quotes. I think I'm off to purchase Boomerang. 

Until Next Time, 


  1. Sandra NachlingerJuly 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Boomerang sounds like it could be really funny (LOVE the cover), and The Furies sounds like an intense story. Both books sound like they're worth reading.
    Here's my Friday post: MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE.

  2. I'll bet it's a job interview or maybe she's getting married.

  3. I do this often in letters that I write, you know, only write the first letter of the person's name.

    The first book sounds way to flirtatious for my taste; not something I would want my little girls or son to accidentally lay their eyes on ha ha! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Sparrow's BB & Friday 56

  4. Great excerpts on both books! They both sound like a lot of fun.

  5. Both books look and sound really good.

    Happy weekend!

  6. I love the bits from both books, I think I need to pick my copies of these :D
    Thanks for sharing!

    My BB and 56 :)