Friday, July 7, 2017

July 7th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

With the holiday (here in America) on Tuesday, it's throwing my entire week off.  Hard to believe it is Friday already, isn't it?  But that's a surprise I will always take.

And since it is Friday, that must mean it is time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm taking a break from mysteries and reading Disney at Last, the final book in The Return series by Ridley Pearson.  Some Middle Grade Disney based fantasy - what more could you want?

Here's how the book begins:

Gray fingers of dead trees twisting toward the sky warned of just how far he was from civilization.  The still water of the Mississippi swamp absorbed the tarry black of the night sky, creating a crater, a void in the earth's surface, bottomless and dangerous.  It held secrets, whispered of curses and secret burials.  Sticks rose like bones from its muddy surface.  A slice of yellow moon, shrouded in wisps of rapidly moving cloud, proved too weak to throw shadows, yet strong enough to reveal the stark landscape.

Evocative, isn't it?  I'd forgotten just how atmospheric (and creepy) some of the scenes in the series can be.

Meanwhile, we'll go for short and sweet from page 56:

"The scuff marks clearly lead inside.  Aren't you at all curious?"
"The word petrified comes to mind."

I'm about a third of the way in and enjoying it, which isn't surprise since I've enjoyed the earlier books in this trilogy and the Kingdom Keepers series.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Some good teases and yes, I am curious.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. That beginning does sound creepy. I am spotlighting a YA science fiction story this week - What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy. Happy reading!

  3. Very evocative. I like those excerpts. Im reading Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay this week.

  4. I would love to read this one too! Sounds like a magical Disney tale! :-) Happy weekend!