Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Memes: Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

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 nearest book is the one I am just getting ready to start. I have chosen to read Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong because I like her style and I like her Women of the Otherworld series. 

At twenty-one, Savannah Levine-orphaned daughter of a notorious dark witch and an equally notorious cutthroat sorcerer-considers herself a full-fledged member of the otherworld. The once rebellious teen has grown into a six-foot-tall, motorcycle-riding jaw-dropper, with an impressive knowledge of and ability to perform spells. The only problem is, she's having a hard time convincing her adoptive parents, Paige and Lucas, to take her seriously as an adult. She's working as the research assistant at the detective agency they founded, and when they take off on a romantic vacation alone, leaving her in charge, Savannah finds herself itching for a case to call her own. (She's also itching for Adam, her longtime friend and colleague, to see her as more than just a little girl, but that's another matter.)

Suddenly, Savannah gets the chance she's been waiting for: Recruited by another supernatural detective, she travels to Columbus, Washington, a small, dying town. Two troubled young women have been found in an abandoned warehouse, murdered. Now a third woman's dead, and on closer inspection small details point to darker forces at play. Savannah feels certain she can handle the case, but with signs of supernatural activity appearing at every turn, things quickly become more serious- and far more dangerous-than she realizes. 

For the first time since Claire Kennedy died last week, there wasn't a police officer guarding the site of her murder.

Page 56, sentence 5:
Megan moved in for the block, swinging the kitchen door partially closed.

I'm eager to start reading this one. I wonder who Megan is and who Claire Kennedy was. 


  1. I'm so intrigued to know what happen and also to read it soon!

    here's mine;

  2. Good opening. Makes me interested to read on.

    Mine's from The Turn of the Screw.

  3. They sound captivating...I'd never heard of this one, but now I'm intrigued...

    Here's my 56:

  4. That beginning is awesome...I'm now really curious about this book.

    Here's mine:

  5. O I like that opening!

    Thanks for visiting my BBF :)

  6. Both are decent teasers!

  7. Both sentences are intriguing. The '56' sentence has me picturing a fight scene in which she is using a kitchen door as a weapon...

    Mine is Agatha Christie!

  8. I am really going to have to read this book!

  9. Thank you for visiting. My beginning is from Mary Modern.


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