Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Beginnings Friday!


Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader where we share the first sentence (or so) of a book we are reading.


My beginning is for The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. The book comes out on March 24. I have finished the book and I will be publishing the review closer to the publication date (spoiler alert: I loved it!).

"We went wild that hot night. We howled, we raged, we screamed. We were girls -- some of us fourteen and fifteen; some sixteen, seventeen -- but when the locks came undone, the doors of our cell gaping open and no one to shove us back in, we made the noise of savage animals, of men."










Does this beginning pique your interest and make you want to read more? 

40 comments :

  1. Yesss this SO grabs me I cannot even. I really really want to read this book and I can't WAIT until it comes out. Plus: cover love. xD
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Yes Cait, I love the cover too. It is an awesome book so I hope you enjoy it too!

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  2. Aaaah I really want to read this one now! I've seen it on Netgalley but wasn't sure so I didn't request it but guess what I'm doing right now! Thanks for reminding me of this one and convincing me to get it! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you enjoy your weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Juli, oh that's so great. I hope you get approved for it because it is awesome!

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  3. what beautiful writing! That's hardly a surprise considering the author. :)

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    1. Joyous Reads, I actually have not read any of her other work. I will definitely check out her other books though. :)

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  4. Great tease. I wonder why they were in the cell and what the heck is going on. Guess I'll need to read it to find out. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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    1. Thanks Sherry, oh yes you really need to read further. :) It is so good!

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  5. This one is one my TBR, and that's a great a great opening sentence! Plus I love that cover- the colors are great together!

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    1. Mallory, oh I know, the cover is so pretty. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  6. I totally want to try this now! I haven't heard of this one but I am definitely interested now. ;)

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    1. Kindlemom, I'm glad I could introduce you to a new book. It's really great. :)

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  7. Wow. Lots of drama, right from the first sentence. Can't wait to read this one!
    My Friday post features FINDING SOUTHERN COMFORT.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. It really is so good!

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  8. I have a copy of this and really want to read it! So glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks Ellie, I hope you enjoy it also!

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  9. That's quite a beginning! Definitely interested in learning more about what's going on.

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    1. Yes, Katherine the beginning just grabs you right away. Love when books do that!

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  10. Wow!! What a beginning.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  11. That makes me wonder what the book is about and why they were in cells.

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    1. JC, yes I guess you have to read it to find out. ;)

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  12. Oh, I got this one from NG but didn't read it in time...to it kind of expired. Oops! Hope you enjoy though!!

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    1. Lola, oh that sucks! I hope you get a chance to read it. It was awesome!

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  13. Ooooo I like the writing so farrrr I want to try it :D

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    1. Chyna, it was awesome! Hope you get a chance to read it because I really loved it.

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  14. I look forward to seeing your review for this book!

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    1. Thanks Breana! It will come soon. :)

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  15. Oh yes, I'm quite curious about this book! I read Nova Ren Soma's 17 & Gone and really enjoyed it (had such a great twist!), so I wouldn't mind trying one of her other books. And that cover - gorgeous! :)

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    1. Asti, I have never read her other stuff but I will be after this one, that is for sure.

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  16. I've seen this one floating around the book blogging community, I am anxious to read your take on it!

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    1. Claudia, yes my review will be coming soon. I loved it!

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  17. WHOA, I want to read this NOW. That first sentence is amazing! I am so glad I have this one, it is going to be pushed up to the top of my list for sure! Thanks for sharing it!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. No problem Shannon! It is an awesome book!

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  18. So glad to hear you loved this one! I'm definitely intrigued by that sentence.

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    1. Thanks Cleo, I did love it! My review will be coming soon. :)

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  19. Ooh that does sound like a fun book beginning. Enjoy.

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    1. Thanks Julie. It was an awesome book!

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  20. I was interested in this book earlier, but that beginning....WOW. I NEED THIS BOOK NOW.

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    1. Ebony, yes you do! It is awesome! :)

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