Thursday, December 15, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginning: Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill

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.

     Seventeen-year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.
However, it’s not so simple.
     The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

Book Beginning:
To survive these woods, a man has to be strong as the trees, Papa had said. The memory is a whisper compared to the attention my cramping stomach demands.
I got this as an ARC from NetGalley, I like this opening. I hope it's good.

My 56:
At the well, we sit on the edge of the rocky circle and draw two buckets of water. Steam wafts up from each bucket. I dip my hand into the first, wanting to test the warmth.
 "Is it magic?" I ask, slack-jawed at the temperature.
Interesting passage. Though there weren't many ones for the 56 that would make any sense in any way.


  1. Ever the Hunted sounds really interesting and the opening really grabbed my attention. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great snippets - I'm definitely looking forward to this one. :)

  3. I've been seeing a LOT of this book around lately and have to admit, I'm lured by the cover more than the synopsis (I'm not even sure I've read the synopsis all the way through yet). I probably wouldn't pick this up myself, unless I decide to actually read the blurb--at this point, though, I have SO MANY other books to read, I'm not looking to add to my pile!

    Thank you so much for sharing! Here's my Friday 56 if you're interested in taking a look. No worries or pressure if you're not, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you in the near future...and happy Friday! <3

  4. Interesting excerpts...they pull me in and make me feel what the characters are experiencing.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “WHITE TRASH”

  5. This one sounds good. I like the flow of the writing too. Pulls you right along.

    My Friday 56 from In The Blue Hour

  6. Thanks for sharing. I like the blurb but am a little discouraged that it is the 5th in a series. I don't have time to start a new series right now and feel like I'd need to start at the beginning. I dug into TBR mountain for my pick this week - Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne. Happy reading!

  7. I've never heard if this but it sounds interesting! Here is my 56:

  8. Sounds like my kind of read! Happy weekend!

  9. I came SO close to requesting this one & the more I see people ooh and aah about it, the more I regret passing. I'll have to stalk my library for it :)