Thursday, December 17, 2015

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1) by Brenda Drake

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.

     Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.
     Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and her own, before both are destroyed.

Book Beginning:
Only God and the vendors at Haymarket wake early on Saturday mornings. The bloated clouds spattered rain against my faded red umbrella.
Descriptive opening, but it didn't really pull me in the way I would've liked.

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My 56 (56% on tablet)
My stomach knotted in anticipation. After several minutes had passed and they hadn't shown up, I tried to distract myself.
I would like to know who it is she is waiting for. I'm about a chapter away from this point in the story. And I am sorry to say that the story has yet to really draw me in all the way.


  1. I am sure it is just me but that bracelet on her arm creeps me out looks like a snake.

  2. And is she holding a fairy or a magical ball? Distracted by the cover.
    My Friday Quotes

  3. The concept of this sounds awesome - I hope it picks up for you!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings) and my current giveaway.

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  5. I've been seeing this book around a lot. I might have to pick it up!

    My Friday56! :D

  6. I like the cover but I'm curious as to what she's holding and what's really going on with the 56 - shame it's not really drawing you in. Here's my Friday post

  7. I don't often read fantasy, so I'm not sure if this book is for me. I hope the author engages you soon and that you end up enjoying the story.
    My Friday post features THE LOCKET.

  8. Pretty cover, but I don't read this genre.

    I hope it gets better for you.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  9. Both are intriguing snippets. Sounds interesting!
    Happy weekend!

  10. I'm seeing this book everywhere. probably not one for me. I hope you get a good ending:)

    My 56 -

  11. The concept behind this book sounds amazing. I do hope it picks up for you. Happy Reading!