Friday, January 13, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
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 Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I just grabbed the next review book on my stack. The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss was received as part of the Amazon Vine program and is from Quirk Books. This is an interesting concept as much as it is a story. The book is accordion-folded and tells one story from each side - Brendan's going one way and Evelyn's going the other.

Here are the two beginning sentences:

Brendan saw her before she saw him, a girl about his own age, wearing a gray cardigan, faded jeans, and sneakers.
By the time Evelyn arrived at the inn, she was tired, dirty, and hungry.
Friday 56 (taken from page 8 of each story because each only had 38 pages):

"So what happened? Did they win?"
He was tall, wearing a faded T-short and jeans, more like a fisherman than someone she would have expected to find working in a bookstore. 


  1. Have to admit, I am totally lured in by the cover!

  2. Sounds very interesting...and I'm intrigued by the "accordion folding" method of story-telling.

    Here's mine:

  3. I must agree with Freda - that cover is beautiful!


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