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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst

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 next reads, The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst.  If you haven't already figured it out, I'm a huge fan of time travel.  So I'm always on the look out for those kinds of stories, whether it's a book, tv show, or movie it doesn't matter.  This particular story sounds especially intriguing.  It has even been recommended to fans of Doctor Who and X-Men, and I love both of those.  I'm extremely excited to start this book!

Book Beginning:

March 11, 2146

The cadets surrounding me are wilding out.  Most of them are peering out the shuttle windows at the decay of Old Denver stretching out below us.  Their excited voices grind into my skull.  I wish they'd be quiet, but I can't really blame them.  This is my class's first time trip out of our own century.  We're going to record a presidential assassination.


March 11, 2146]

"Of course I do!  That's the whole problem.  Chancellor Tyson explained everything to me, but what if they still hold you liable?  Your career will be over, and there's no telling how that could affect me or Shan.  There's so much at stake here and you seem oblivious to it."


  1. I like time travel books, too, but really haven't read enough of them.

    My Friday Quotes

    1. I'm always so excited when I find a new one! :) Thanks for commenting!

  2. Time travel books are always interesting reads and I also love Doctor Who. I might need to check this one out.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I haven't read any time travel books, other than Stephen King's 11/22/63, which captivated me and kept me glued to the pages.

    This one sounds's mine: “THE GIRLS OF AUGUST”

  4. I love the idea of a school time travel trip! There are so many ways that can go wrong! If that had happened when I was in school I can't see any of my class behaving well!

  5. I love time travel novels too so will definitely be checking out this book!

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog ( earlier.

  6. The Edge of Forever seems like my kind of book.

  7. That beginning gives a whole new meaning to group travel, lol.

  8. Sounds interesting. I'm not really a big fan of time travel stories though. I am spotlighting Sinner's Steel by Sarah Castille this week. Happy reading!

  9. I like the sound of this book, I'll have to check it out.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

  10. I like the idea that time travel has been perfected enough for children to go to another time in a field trip! What a clever idea for a book.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

  11. How exciting! I don't believe I've heard of this one. I'll have to check it out! Have a great weekend :)

  12. Very interesting beginning and 56 - I like the premise of the book...
    Thanks for visiting my My Book Beginnings and Friday 56

  13. I'm extremely picky about time travel... they're so good when done well, but so horrible when not. This one, however, sounds like it might be pretty decent.

  14. Time travel really isn't my thing because I keep thinking about the Butterfly Effect. Like, just these kids going on a school trip back in time to observe something will have repercussions on history. And then how does it effect memory? I know, I'm over-analyzing! Thanks for visiting me today.

  15. It's funny that I enjoy Time Travel movies and shows yet rarely read books about it. This sounds interesting.

    Thanks for visiting my post.

  16. Time travel was a favorite of mine but I haven't read any in awhile. This sounds really good.

  17. Have always liked time travel movies. This sounds like a good book to read. I especially like the line, 'first time trip out of our own century.'

  18. Super cool snippets and I love the cover too! Sounds like an exciting read!
    Happy weekend!

  19. Hi Lauren,

    The only time travel book I have read, was by author John Heldt and was called 'The Mine', the first book in the 'Northwest Passage' series.

    I have to freely admit, that this is not one of my favourite genres and whilst I do sometimes watch 'Dr. Who', this is more to appease my husband, rather than through some burning desire to catch up with 'The Doctors' travels!!

    I do like the effect of the cover art for 'The Edge Of Forever' and as always, I hope that you enjoy your book :)


    1. Thanks for sharing - that book definitely sounds right up my alley. I'll have to add it to my tbr!

  20. Straight in there with the action, love it! I love openings like this, it really lets you take a peek into what the book's going to be like :D Brilliant BB!
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

    1. I love getting right into the action too! Thanks for visiting!


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