Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Shutter by Courtney Alameda



Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:

1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.



I believe I'm also going to take part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.


This week I'm spotlighting Shutter by Courtney Alameda, which will be my next read.  It just came in for me at the library and I'm super excited to get to it!  Just look at it - isn't it beautiful!




My Book Beginnings:


Thursday, 10:44 P.M.


Call it reaper's insomnia, but the dead wouldn't let me sleep at night.  Every time the sun went down, I swore I sensed them stirring, starving.  


Killing.


My Friday 56:


The word made my insides seize up.  Soulchain.  The loops on my stomach were starting to look like chain links, a conduit connecting me to a demon.  A vise-like pressure clamped down on my lungs, making my breaths shallow, dizzying.



I can honestly say - I'm now more excited to read this than I was before!  This has the potential to become a new favorite!

34 comments:

  1. The author did a great job of setting a creepy scene in the opening and creating a lot of tension in your Friday 56 excerpt. This book may be too scary for me!
    My Friday post features WILLOW VALE.

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    1. Very much so! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Gah! Everything about this post is so eerie! I hope it lives up to your expectations :)

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    1. Yes, it is - deliciously so! I hope it does, too. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Great writing, but definitely not my kind of book.

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  4. Those are two great quotes to "sell" this book. The cover will draw people in also.

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  5. Looks like a very scary, yet engaging read. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I'm going to be on the edge of my seat - I can tell! :)

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  6. A wickedly creep cover, I love it and the book sounds like a wonderfully scary read.
    sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

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    1. Very much so. It sounds like it will be right up my alley!

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  7. Omg, not only is that cover absolutely stunning, like seriously so, but the teasers are both really scary! The beginning had me curious until the last word had me scared, and then the F56 is just wow! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have an amazing weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  8. That was exactly my though process when looking at this book and selecting my snippets! Hehe! :)

    Thanks very much for visiting!

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  9. Sound quite terrifying! Hope you enjoy it.

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  10. The cover made me shiver! LOL I can't read scary, but I wish I could. lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com

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    1. The cover is definitely what initially drew me to the story. I can really do scary - luckily for me! :)

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  11. That cover is terrifying! I like the excerpts though. Creepy but not overdone. I'll have to look for this one though I may have to find it in ebook. Don't want that cover beside my bed!

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    1. Oh, yes - I'm actually very glad about that when it comes to the excerpts. :)

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  12. This one sounds too scary for me. I hope you enjoy it. I've been seeing lots of good things about this book around the blogosphere. Happy reading!

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  13. FYI: You left a comment on my blog, saying that your book club might be interested in reading WILLOW VALE by Alethea Williams. The author responded, saying that she can provide some copies, especially if the group will leave reviews. In case you're interested, here's her blog: http://actuallyalethea.blogspot.com/ or via Facebook message: https://www.facebook.com/AletheaWilliams.author

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    1. Very cool - I have to see what happens with my book club. :)

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  14. This is on my TBR list and although I've read a couple of not-so-flattering reviews, I still kind of want to read it myself.

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    1. I've see a lot of great reviews and a couple not so great - I can't wait to make up my own mind on it!

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  15. This has a creepy vibe. I'm not sure it's something I would like but I hope you enjoy it!
    Have a great weekend!
    Amanda

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    1. Thank you - I hope you have a great weekend. :)

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  16. I love scary and have this one on my wish list!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. I hope you love it when you get the chance to read it!

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  17. This may give me nightmares :) (Scrolled down past that creepy cover pretty quick)

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