31 Mar 2017

Book beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56 #2

Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56 are weekly memes hosted by Rose City Reader and Freda's Voice.
Rules:
 
Book Beginnings: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 
 
The Friday 56: Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in you eReader. Find any sentence (not spoilery) and reflect on it if you want.
 
Today the book on display is:

by Jennifer Rose McMahon


Synopsis:

Like a punch in the face, eighteen-year-old Maeve O'Malley's visions knock her off her path. The pirate queen stalking Maeve in her dreams killed her mother years ago and now, the villain is coming for her. Maeve's decision to ditch Boston College takes everyone by surprise as she packs her bags, leaves America, and heads to the west coast of Ireland to chase her dreams – and end them.

Maeve uncovers an ancient family curse that refuses to remain silent until she accepts her predestined role in what many thought was only a legend. Her Irish history professor – a man she shouldn’t be falling for – is the only person who understands the origins of her torment.

Maeve's journey becomes a medieval treasure hunt through Ireland’s castles and ruins as she tracks the wrathful pirate queen who has her marked for vengeance.
 
Book beginning:

Clawing up the steep hill, slipping on loose gravel, I cursed the new rip in my favourite jeans as I vanished into the town cemetery.
 
The Friday 56:
 
"Did she attack yeh?" Paul's eyes were wide.
 
I rubbed my hands together to dry them. 
 
"No. It was only when she locked her eyes with mine that I knew she wasn't going to hurt me. But the feelings that shot through me – it was an overload of rage and grief, love and vengeance. It was everything. And then nothing."

Did you like these excerpts? What are you reading at the moment?  Please leave your comments and links below.

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