Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Department Nineteen (Department 19 #1) by Will Hill


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'm also taking 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 one of my upcoming reads, Department Nineteen (Department 19 #1) by Will Hill.  I picked this up a little while ago at a bargain outlet store for a couple of dollars.  It caught my eye right off the bat - I mean, Department 19 was founded by Van Helsing and other Dracula survivors to police the supernatural with the assistance of Frankenstein's Creature - sounds pretty good.  It reminds me of Shutter by Courtney Alameda, which I adored.  And, Emily @ Ink, Inc. is a big fan of this series.

Book Beginning:

Brenchley, Kent
November 3, 2007

Jamie Carpenter was watching TV in the living room when he heard the tires of his dad's car crunch across the gravel driveway much, much earlier than usual.  Jamie looked at the clock on the wall above the TV and frowned.  It was a quarter past six.  Julian Carpenter had never, to the best of Jamie's memory, arrived home from work before seven o'clock, and even that was only on special occasions like his mom's birthday or when Arsenal were playing in the Champions League.

56:

Jamie studied the crest as he did so.  A crown and portcullis sat above a wide circle, in which had been carved six flaming torches encircling a plain crucifix.  Beneath the circle three words of Latin words of Latin were etched into the wall.

LUX E TENEBRIS

47 comments:

  1. Department Nineteen sounds like lots of fun! I'm a huge fan of shutter as well, so I may give it a try:-)

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    1. You'll have to let me know what you think of it if you do. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Dracula and Frankenstein? This book sounds wild.
    My Friday Quotes

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  3. I like the sound of this book. It sounds really unique and entertaining. I hope you enjoy it.

    Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  4. I like the opening and the 56 excerpt, but I'm not sure about the Dracula and Frankenstein thing. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    My Friday post features WATERCOLORS IN THE RAIN.

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  5. Actually, I really like the description of this book. I hope you enjoy it, because it sounds like it's a good one. :-)

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  6. This definitely sounds good! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. All right. You made me go look it up. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  8. I like the sound of this - will have to pick up a copy - here's my Friday meme

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  9. Sounds good. I hope your bargain is a hit. I am spotlighting Just This Night by Mari Madison this week. Happy reading!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this. The cover alone would have scared me off. I'd love for you to check out mine... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsACFTW

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  11. Not ever heard of this one but it sounds interesting to check out. :)

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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    1. I hope it's as interesting as it sounds. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. The suspense of the opening caught my interest....but I'm not a fan of Dracula and friends...LOL. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: ”THE PRICE OF SALT”

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  13. That cover looks way too scary for me. Thanks for the visit.

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  14. It seems like such an interesting premise but I don't think it is for me. Great title though! Have a good weekend!

    My Friday ---> AND I DARKEN

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  15. The cover had me going somewhere totally different, so the snippets surprised me and pulled me in. Sounds like a good read!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. I hope that's the case! I hope you have a good one!

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  16. What an exciting looking series! Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Such a suspiciously normal beginning for a book with Dracula survivors and Frankenstein's monster!

    Thanks for sharing the post on BBOF!

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    1. Isn't it though! :) Thanks for continuing to host it!

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  18. Now I want to know what happened that caused his dad to come home early! Great beginning! I didn't know about Department 19, so thanks! I think I'll look this one up for myself! Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Same here! I hope you like it if you get the chance to pick it up! :)

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  19. Oooh, sounds pretty tame based on the beginning! It probably isnt ;)

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  20. How awesome that you've chosen this one ! I picked it up for very little money just a couple of months ago too !
    Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing !

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  21. So, from the beginning piece, something is definitely amiss with Jamie's dad. Makes me wonder what. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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  22. So, from the beginning piece, something is definitely amiss with Jamie's dad. Makes me wonder what. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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  23. What a cover!!

    ENJOY your reading week, and thanks for coming by my blog.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. It's really eye-catching isn't it! :D Thanks for stopping by!

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