Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens

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 have been waiting for The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens ever since I finished the last page of The Restorer. I was very glad to see that I could get it in eARC from NetGalley for review. Here is the description:
Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town…

My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I've been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I'm coming to think I have another purpose here.

Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I've discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the soul of this town—this withering kingdom—and it will only be restored if I can uncover the truth.
The breeze off the water carried a slight chill even though the sun had barely begun its western slide.
Friday 56 (Kindle Location 560):
How strange that his question should mirror the doubts and the uncertainties of my adoption that I'd pondered just last night.
Quotes are subject to change in the final version of this title.


  1. I am seeing Amanda Stevens reviewed everywhere and it's getting me so excited. I have her prequel waiting for me on my Kindle which was a free download. Great review :P Thanks!

  2. I have The Restorer on my Kindle... I should get to it. This one looks good too.

  3. Ditto. I am glad that I came to your blog, because this DOES sound like an intriguing book. Thanks! :)

  4. That one looks like an interesting book.

  5. This sounds like a really interesting book! Following you now.

  6. First time I have seen the author or the book. It looks interesting.

  7. This sounds like one I would really enjoy.


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