Thursday, October 29, 2015

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Touched by Cyn Balog

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.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader 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.

      Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn't? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn't work.
      But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something's about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there's no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?
      In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he's about to discover--or the choice he will be forced to make. . . . 

Book Beginning:
It had been years, but finally, I had everything down. Perfect. For three months everything had been perfect.
    But then I went and screwed it up.

That sure is a great way to grab the attention of the reader. I instantly wanted to know what happened. I just started this book too. So this will be an interesting journey.

My 56:
I took a few steps after her, stopping in my tracks when I realized I couldn't do that. She would have thought I was a lunatic. We were practically strangers.

Not knowing the context of this, this guy sounds really melodramatic. I do look forward to finding out what his deal is.


  1. Fantastic cover and great title. Sounds like a great read.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. This sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

    Friday Memes

  3. The cover is so cool and the description makes me want to add it to my tbr right now. :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by our blog.

  5. Ah, someone should warn us that when we think everything is perfect, we are in for a surprise. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  6. Wild looking cover. Not sure what I would think of someone following in my exact footsteps. You can find mine here...

  7. I like the sound of this book and the cover is perfect for Halloween...kinda creepy and scary'sMy Friday Post

  8. The cover freaks me out but the writing sounds interesting. What genre is this?

  9. The cover looks really creepy and the beginning especially is intriguing. It definitely captures a reader's interest. I want to know more!

  10. I find the cover and synopsis intriguing...and I do like books set at the Jersey shore.

  11. I haven't heard of this book before but it has an interesting premise. I am spotlighting Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts this week. Happy reading!

  12. Love the cover. I think I may have picked up a book by this author before, must check my Goodreads to find out. Hope you enjoy the weekend!

  13. Interesting... I'm off to get more info from GR and possibly add to my list. :-)
    Happy weekend!

  14. Great blurb. Great everything! You've got my attention:)

    Here's my 56 -

  15. Agh, I got lost in your JLA post bec I couldn't find the comment button! Hoping you're enjoying this one --interesting cover art! Perfect ... let's hold our breath and die ;P