Thursday, February 2, 2017

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Chest of Bone (The Afterworld Chronicles #1) by Vicki Stiefel

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 just got this book from NetGalley. It's okay so far.

    As magical and mundane worlds entwine, empath and unawakened Mage Clea Reese must team up with the secretive James Larrimer to hunt her mentor’s killer and stop the forces of corruption from obtaining the Chest of Bone, the ultimate source of otherworldly power. 
    Larrimer is a predator who stalks endangered-animal traders. Or so it appears. And none are prepared for the fusion of Clea's and Larrimer's song, a wild resonance which can bind one to the other.
    Powerful forces align against them, and only Clea, the singular Key, and Larrimer stand between these malignant entities and their ruthless quest.

Book Beginning:
The word "former" sucks. Former friend. Former lover. Former astronaut. Former anything that implies that the past was better than now.

My 56:
My icy fingers caught the lock's handle and in one motion, I turned and pulled downward, Open!


  1. I always think you guys are so brave for reading unpublished books in case they aren't so great. But come to think of it, I sometimes read published book I don't like. Ha!
    My Friday quotes

  2. I like the opening sentence for this one.

  3. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. My book this week is Beauty and the Wiener by Casey Griffith. Happy reading!

  4. You have me curious! Happy weekend!

  5. I remember seeing this one on Netgalley and thinking it sounded like a good fantasy. I think I might want to read a few more reviews though before I pick it up.

  6. I don't often read fantasy, but this sounds like a good story. I like the opening a lot and would keep reading to find out what "former" has to do with the story.
    My Friday post features The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry.

  7. Sorry it's not great, the snippets do make it sound good though, thanks for sharing.

  8. I might be adding this to my tbr! :D

  9. BBOF got off to a late start this week, but it it up and running now. Sorry for the delay!