Thursday, August 12, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday (18)

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.

I am currently reading a book for review and a library book so I thought I'd share sentences from both.

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
"The alleyway was so narrow that Attia could lean against one wall and kick the other. She waited in the dimness, listening, her breath condensing on glistening bricks."
I really liked Incarceron and I have read mixed reviews about Sapphique but so far I am enjoying the book. The first chapter pulled me right in.
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs

"Water calms me. It's like chocolate or hot tea or dulce de leche ice cream."

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs.

Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life. When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

I've only read a few chapters but this is proving to be a fun and cute story.


  1. Thanks for sharing both of them. They each sound like they will be full of action

  2. Both sound like really great read. Thanks for sharing these with me.

  3. I loved Incarceron, too! Happy reading!

  4. They're both great...the first one evokes feelings of tension and suspense. The second one suggests relaxation.

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  5. Both of these books sound great! I will have to keep an eye out for their reviews. :)


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