Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader.

Please join every Friday 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, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
Add your link here.

I completely forgot about this last night. I've had a really long week and I actually didn't realize that yesterday was Thursday until right now actually.

     "Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer.
     In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s finally found a haven for Ava. But when he meets Kara, a broken girl who can spin a hypnotic web of passionate energy, he awakens powers he didn’t know he had―and unleashes a new era of war between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.
     With the fate of humanity in his hands, can Aidan keep the Darkness at bay and accept his brilliant, terrifying destiny?"

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*Currently reading*

Book Beginning:
     The demon is crouched in the corner, between the Cheetos and the onion dip. It's a small one, only about three feet tall: low-lever creeper.

Thoughts: This really drew me in, and I can't wait to read the rest.

56% on tablet:
      So she's been having horrible nightmares like the one I heard through the wall ever since the spell. Sid did that to her, too.

*This is a lot farther into the book than I am right now. I am really curious to how things go there.*


  1. If that first line is a good indication, this one sounds like a whole lot of fun. Happy reading!
    My Friday 56

    1. It's a really interesting story. I'm about 30% into it now, and I can already tell that it's going to be one of my new favorites.

  2. the demon is crouched by the cheetos and onion dip. That is a great visual description.

    1. There are more lines like this through out the book. :) Happy weekend.

  3. Are demons into Cheetos much? LOL
    Happy weekend!