Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Beginning and the Friday 56 1/09/2014

Book Beginning is a meme hosted on Rose City Reader. To partecipate, you have 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. 

Friday 56 is a meme hosted on Freda's Voice. To participate, you have to post one or a few sentences from either page 56 or 56% of a book of your choosing. 

The book I chose to use for this two memes is "The School for Good and Evil: a World without Princes" by Soman Chainani.

The first sentence(s):
There's an uneasiness that remains after your best friend tried to kill you.
It's pretty good, as far as opening sentences go, since it immediately captures the reader's attention. 

Taken from page 56 of the book:
Hearing the skimming of arrows again, Agatha swung her head between paths, burning trees growing nearer… nearer… 

What about you?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. I'm not sure, but I am definitely curious. Thanks for sharing....and for visiting my blog.

  2. I've been slowly reading the first book, so first of, ack spoiler. But, still sounds as interesting as the first.

    Here's my Friday56

    Cheers, Page @ Never Enough Shelf Space

  3. I agree the first sentence makes me curious. Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ My Friday 56

  4. That's it, I want to read this book! I would definitely be a bit hesitant about seeing anyone who tried to kill me again! And the F56 is some pretty good action description! Thanks for introducing me to this one, it's on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great weekend!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. Yep, that first sentence sold me. And I could hear those arrows and the crackling flames. On my TBR it will go. LOL

    Here is my 56 -

  6. This does sound good. With best friends like that, who needs enemies?

  7. Bea @ Bea's Book NookSeptember 19, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    I read this book and did not like it. It did have some good quotes in it.

  8. If I saw this book in a bookstore, I probably would not pick it up because the cover doesn't appeal to me. However, the first sentence would definitely keep me reading. I hope you're enjoying the story.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @Texas Twang

  9. This looks like so much fun, I might just pick it up.
    My Friday 56

  10. I've seen this book around, but I've yet to seriously look into it. The first sentence is definitely a good one.

  11. Sounds exciting! Looks like a fun read!
    Happy weekend!

  12. A best friend trying to kill you? Not sure I would want this person for a friend. :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  13. I think that an "uneasy" feeling is an understatement ha ha! I'd be freaked out! I am loving the book cover to this, I'm checking it out on GR right now! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog :)

  14. I have to agree with the beginning! :D Thanks for stopping by earlier! :)

    Book Maniac Reviews

  15. I love that first sentence haha

  16. The cover alone on this one would make me want to read it. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate you stopping by my blog on Friday.