Friday, April 7, 2017

Book Beginnings & Friday 56 - #75

Book Beginnings on Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Every Friday we share the first sentence (or so) of the book we’re currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

My Book Beginning:  

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, Book 9) by Ilona Andrews

The skull glared at me out of empty eye sockets. Odd runes marked it's forehead, carved into the yellowed bone and filled in with ink.  
My Thoughts:  This is a very interesting beginning - especially for those who have been following this series. We don't know who is looking at the skull, where it is or why the person/persons are there.  

What do you think?  Don't forget to leave your book beginning below and to link-up at Rose City Reader.  


Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice on every Friday.

To Play along here are the Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your post below. 
*Don’t forget to add your post URL (not your blog url) at Freda’s Voice.  
*It's that simple.

My 56 (Also from Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, Book 9) by Illona Andrews – about 56% on Kindle):  

I reached for the blanket.  Her wings snapped open.  The left wing took me right below the neck.  It was like being hit with a two-by-four.  I fell and scrambled to my feet in case she decided to stomp me.  

My Thoughts: While this doesn't exactly tell you what's going on - it's a good snippet of this particular scene and it's from Kate's point of view.  I've actually finished this now and since the next book in this series won't come out until next year - I'll be moving on to a different series by this author while I wait.

So what do you think?  Do the teasers tempt you at all? Have you read this series? Don’t forget to leave your link below and link up at Freda’s Voice

About Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, Book 9) by Ilona Andrews

Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar...

Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead.

The odds are impossible. The future is grim.  But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules...

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Have a great Friday! 


  1. I've heard a lot of good things about this series but haven't read anything by this author. This book sounds interesting.

    1. I highly recommend this series if you like Paranormal or Fantasy books

  2. I have yet to read anything from this author. Thanks for sharing. Here is my post

  3. I love this author and series. This week I am reading Alice & the Assassin by R. J. Koreto - a historical mystery. Happy reading!

    1. I really love this series and now I can't wait to read the next book but at the same time I dread it because it's supposed to be the last book...I really hope it's not ������

  4. I keep meaning to start this series. Need to dust off my Kindle and see which books I have. I wonder what the wings belong to. Maybe a dragon?

    My Friday 56 from H.P. Lovecraft's Favorite Weird Tales

  5. I have heard a lot about the author and need to give her a try.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

    1. If you enjoy Paranormal or fantasy books - I highly recommend this series

  6. I am definitely tempted, although this book is not my usual read. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BEACH BREEZE”

  7. I purchased this when it came out but it is still sitting on my TBR pile. I don't know what to think after reading the beginning and page 56.

    1. If you've read the other books - you will love this book. I would not recommend starting with this though - this is a series you need to read in order

  8. I read great stuff on this series. I should read it soon! Happy weekend!

  9. It is difficult to figure out what is going on, but it looks like it's action packed.Is Kate the protagonist?

    1. Yes...Kate is the protagonist in this series

  10. ENJOY your book and your weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings