Thursday, March 10, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

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.

I received this eBook from the author for review.

     When fifteen-year-old Edna Mather tears an expensive and unfamiliar pocket watch off her little brother's neck, he crumbles into a pile of cogs right before her eyes. Horrified, Edna flees for help but encounters Ike, a thief who attempts to steal the watch before he realizes what it is: a device to power Coglings—clockwork changelings left in place of stolen children who have been forced to work in factories.
     Desperate to rescue her brother, Edna sets off across the kingdom to the hags' swamp, with Ike in tow. There, they learn Coglings are also replacing nobility so the Hags can stage a rebellion and rule over humanity. Edna and Ike must stop the revolt, but the populace believes Hags are helpful godmothers and healers. No one wants to believe a lowly servant and a thief, especially when Ike has secrets that label them both as traitors. 
     Together, Edna and Ike must make the kingdom trust them or stop the hags themselves, even if Ike is forced to embrace his dark heritage and Edna must surrender her family.

Book Beginning:
Green smoke snaked up the side of the tenement and drifted over the sill of an open window. A breeze blew the vapor into a column before it solidified into the shape of a stout, young hag. Thoughts:
I like the way things are described. It paints a picture and makes me want to keep reading.

Page 56, epub:
Edna nodded. Is any of this for real? She'd never expected to venture inside a hag's home.
I just started this book, so I look forward to finding out what she is up to, and who it is she is talking to.


  1. Oh, what a gorgeous cover. It looks just like stained glass. I'd say the quotes are intriguing enough I'd want to keep reading if I were you.

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  2. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds like a very interesting take on changelings. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  3. I agree - beautiful cover. Not my kind of book, but sounds very good. Here's my Friday Book Hour

  4. I love the cover and the sound of this book - adding it to my list. Here's my Friday meme

  5. This one is new to me but sounds like something I would enjoy. This week I am featuring Uprooted by Naomi Novik which I thought was amazing. Happy reading!

  6. Oh I haven't seen this one before. Sounds good. And I love the cover.

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    Shubba @ Wee Shubba's World.

  7. Hag? I hope she's wicked... lol...
    Happy weekend!

  8. Wow. Sounds so different. And the cover art is spectacular. I need to look into this one.

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