Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday (15)

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you'd like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

“Any minute now,” Rachel said, “something terrible is going to happen to us.” The area around Burnt House Lane was deserted at this time of night. The cracks in the pavement that Mae hardly noticed by day had turned into shadowy scars along the cement, tracing jagged paths that led into the dark of yet another dead-end alley.

The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan

This is the sequel to The Demon's Lexicon. The other book was full of surprising plot twists so I am expecting more of the same from The Demon's Covenant.

Mae Crawford’s always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has changed. Her younger brother, Jamie, suddenly has magical powers, and she’s even more unsettled when she realizes that Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to join the magicians. Even worse… Jamie hasn’t told Mae a thing about any of it. Mae turns to brothers Nick and Alan to help her rescue Jamie, but they are in danger from Gerald themselves because he wants to steal Nick's powers. Will Mae be able to find a way to save everyone she cares about from the power-hungry magician's carefully laid trap?


  1. Great opening! I'm planning to read Demon's Lexicon this summer! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Sounds great. I still haven't had a chance to read The Demon's Lexicon even though it is somewhere in my TBR mountain. Mine comes from Sizzling Sixteen.

  3. Oh, they're great! I was especially drawn to the first one, with the "shadowy scars along the cement..."

    Here's mine:

  4. This one looks very interesting - great opening! Here's mine from author, Cheryl Dellasega called, "The Testings of Devotion," which is a Christian fantasy novel based on fact about angels that is completely enthralling. Enjoy!

    "The angels followed Gabriel, moving closer together as the terrain changed from soft green grass to a stubbly mix of dirt and stone. By the time they reached the stretch of bare shale that tore at their feet like tiny teeth, some were forced to hold hands or lean on each other for support."

  5. What a start! I love it. Hope the book is good.

  6. Oh this sounds good but need to get the first one. Hope you enjoy it.

  7. Great opening line, I hope you are enjoying them! Have a great weekend!


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