Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Memes: Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings
Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.
The Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

My book this week is Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn.

When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope’s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she stands to inherit. Hidden behind the old basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe until they are needed again. The magic of the storeroom prevents access to any who are not intended to use the items. But just because it has never been done does not mean it cannot be done.

And there are certainly those who will give anything to find a way in.

Evie must guard the storeroom against ancient and malicious forces, protecting the past and the future even as the present unravels around them. Old heroes and notorious villains alike will rise to fight on her side or to undermine her most desperate gambits. At stake is the fate of the world, and the prevention of nothing less than the apocalypse. 

Here is the beginning sentence:
Finally, after driving all night, Evie arrived.
Page 56: sentence 5:
Not again, she thought. I don't want this--
I have just begun this but I am enjoying it a lot so far.


  1. oooohhh, this sounds really good!

  2. Ooh, that one sounds this kind of mystery.

    Here's mine:

  3. That beginner tells us just enough to pique our's mine:

  4. Hmmmmm . . . There's a lot going on in that book!

    I like thos opening line/page 56 combo. Good idea.

    Here is my opener on Rose City Reader.

  5. I like it! :)

    Cool cover too!

    If you like, drop by my Book Beginning Friday :)

  6. ooh..what does she not want?? This book is on my WL!

  7. OK, I really want some more context for the later quote :-).

  8. Glad you are enjoying it so far. I like that you know before the book has even started shes already been on a journey


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