Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Through Fire & Sea (Otherselves #1) by Nicole Luiken

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.

Haven't started this one yet, but I recently got it from NetGalley so I plan to read it soon.

Mirror mirror, hear my call…
     In the Fire world, seventeen-year-old Leah is the illegitimate daughter of one of the realm's most powerful lords. She's hot-blooded—able to communicate with the tempestuous volcano gods that either bless a civilization or destroy it. But then Leah discovers she's a Caller, gifted with the unique—and dangerous—ability to “call” her Otherselves in mirror worlds. And her father will do anything to use her powers for his own purposes.
     In the Water world, Holly nearly drowns when she sees—and interacts with—Leah, a mirror image of herself. She’s rescued by Ryan, a boy from school with a secret he’d die to protect. Little do they know, his Otherself is the son of a powerful volcano god at war in the Fire world…and he’s about to fall.
     As Leah and Holly's lives intersect, the Fire and Water worlds descend into darkness. The only way to protect the mirror worlds is to break every rule they've ever known. If they don’t, the evil seeping through the mirrors will destroy everything—and everyone—they love… 

Book Beginning:
The Duke
  Two men-at-arms threw Leah, trembling, at Duke Ruben's feet.
She risked one terrified glance up but gleaned no clues to her crime from the duke's grim mouth, crooked nose, and scowling black eyebrows. She stared blindly down at the polished floor of his private study.
Fairly interesting opening, It does make me wonder who this duke is, and what crime this Leah character may or may not have committed.

My 56:
He flexed the fingers of his left hand. "The curse always strikes at night." He looked bewildered, but Leah thought she might understand.
 "The talisman must've forced the nighttime change on you." Because that better suited Qeturah's need for stealth than a boy who turned into a dragon in daylight. 
Hmmm... dragons, curses, a name that I can't hope to pronounce? Sounds like this might be an interesting book.


  1. Through Fire & Sea does sound pretty interesting. Enjoy!

  2. This does sound intriguing. And did someone say dragons? LOL

    My Friday 56 from Grudging

  3. This book looks SUPER intriguing, I'm going to have to keep my eye on it and possibly add it to my "want to read" list for the future. Those blurbs are intriguing? I want to know more!

    Thank you so much for sharing! Here's my Friday 56, if you're interested in checking it out--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. Gorgeous cover and tempting excerpts. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE”

  5. Hmm. Very intriguing. I look forward to reading your thoughts about it. Here is a link to my Friday 56:

  6. This sounds interesting! Here is my 56 and BB:

  7. Beautiful, eye-catching cover. I'm curious about the world this author has created. Leah sounds like a unique character too.
    My Friday post features BEYOND THE ASHES.

  8. Dragon??? Sold! :-D
    Happy weekend!