Thursday, February 4, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Toxic Heart (Mystic City #2) by Theo Lawrence

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.

A city in flames. A trust betrayed. A perfect love destroyed.
Has Aria lost Hunter, her one true love?
     Ever since rebellion broke out in Mystic City, pitting the ruling elite against the magic-wielding mystics, Aria has barely seen her boyfriend. Not surprising, since Hunter is the leader of the mystic uprising, and he'll do whatever it takes to win freedom for his people—even if that means using Aria.
     But Aria is no one's pawn. She believes she can bring the two warring sides together, save the city, and win back the Hunter she fell in love with.
     Before she can play peacemaker, though, Aria will need to find the missing heart of a dead mystic. The heart gives untold powers to whoever possesses it, but finding it means seeking out a fierce enemy whose deepest desire is for Aria to be gone—forever.

Book Beginning:
"We've got nowhere to go!" someone shouts behind us.
   I glance back at my older brother. He's limping toward us, a silver pistol in his hand. Behind him, soldiers with the Rose insignia on their black uniforms are marching steadily. Up ahead, more soldiers have created a wall that neither Turk nor I will be able to break.
I dont remember how the prologue in the first book fit into the rest of the story. I am interested in finding out how this opening fits in with the rest of the book.

Page 56 Hardcover:
The first thing I notice is the stench.
    We're going so fast I have to close my eyes so I won't scream. It's like I'm being sucked through a vacuum; there's pressure on either side of me, then an audible pop!
Makes me wonder how fast their vehicle is going. This is right on track of where I am in the book, as of writing this post.


  1. That beginning has me instantly hooked, it sounds so good. The other quote has me hooked too actually! I'm going to go add the first book to my TBR, so thanks :)

  2. Sounds fantastic. I think this is something I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Here's my 56:

  3. This is the first time I've heard of this series and author - sounds pretty good - hope you enjoy it! Here's my Friday meme

  4. The cover caught my eye and your snippets do make me wonder what is going on.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  5. Sounds good. I need to add the first book to my wishlist. I am spotlighting Hostile Witness by Leigh Adams this week. Happy reading!

  6. Those are some seriously intense teasers! I hope you enjoy the read!

  7. I'm not familiar with this series, but I like the sound of this one.

  8. Both are intense snippets. Sounds like a great series! Happy weekend!

  9. Both of these sound super intense haha! Happy reading this weekend! My Friday #56