Thursday, November 7, 2019

Friday 56 | Book Beginning | Friday 50/50 | Blogger Hop | The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) by Sayantani DasGupta || Favorite/Least Favorite Read of October

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.

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.

(Only she doesn't know it yet.)
  On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey . . . until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen, determined to eat her alive. Turns out there might be some truth to her parents' fantastical stories-like how Kiranmala is a real Indian princess and how she comes from a secret place not of this world.
  To complicate matters, two crush-worthy princes ring her doorbell, insisting they've come to rescue her. Suddenly, Kiran is swept into another dimension full of magic, winged horses, moving maps, and annoying, talking birds. There she must solve riddles and battle demons all while avoiding the Serpent King of the underworld and the Rakkhoshi Queen in order to find her parents and basically save New Jersey, her entire world, and everything beyond it .

Book Beginning:
  The day my parents got swallowed by a rakkhosh and whisked away to another galactic dimension was a pretty craptastic day.

Friday 56:
  But Neel kept going. "People from your world think that everything is so easily measured and explained -- that everyone's exactly the same, paper dolls in some two-dimensional universe! Well, it doesn't work that way, all right? Not everything makes sense and not everything in life is fair. The quicker you figure that out, the better off you'll be."

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50/50 Friday is a new weekly link-up hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts' blogs.

This week's topic is Favorite and Least favorite reads in October. Book covers are linked to my review.



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Book Blogger Hop
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Q: Can you stop reading before the end of a chapter?

A: Sometimes. If there is a defined paragraph break I usually stop there.


  1. I haven't read The Serpent's Secret, but it looks interesting and I like the quotes.

  2. I've really been meaning to read this one, and just haven't quite gotten around to it yet! Love that opening, and the snippet is really interesting, too. I LOVE the Nevermoor series, too! I can't wait for Hollowpox to finally come out.

    1. I've been on a Middle-grade kick lately. There are so many these days that I wish were around when I was a kid.

  3. That opening pulled me right in!! Sounds like a great read! Happy weekend!

  4. Why do a lot of great book covers just have a blah story? The Never Tilting World is one of those books that the cover is epic but the inside is just.... well yeah.

    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

  5. Paragraph breaks are good places to stop but I can stop mid-sentence if I need to.

  6. The main character in The Serpent's Secret sounds epic. I hope you enjoy it.

    The question of stopping points reminded me of something Diana Gabaldon said about writing in bathroom breaks for her readers. I wish all authors did that.

  7. Hi Marie, I'm sure I COULD stop before the end of a chapter. If I really, really wanted to. Maybe. It just hasn't ever happened. Yet. ;-)
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x

  8. I'm adding this one to my tbr right now!

  9. The Never Tilting World seemed interesting but I've seen a lot of mixed reviews. I guess it's one of those you either love it or you don't books. Have a good reading week ahead!