Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Welcome to this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

I'm reading way ahead right now, so I'm going to do a flashback and post teasers from Belly Up, the first book by Stuart Gibbs and the first in his FunJungle series.

Even though I was an adult when this book came out, this was the book that turned me into a Stuart Gibbs fan for life, and he still hasn't disappointed me.

I mean, how can you go wrong with a beginning like this one?

I'd just been busted for giving the chimpanzees water balloons when I first heard something was wrong at Hippo River.

I'm going to cheat a little and pick a teaser from the end of page 52.  That's because page 56 is mostly description and doesn't make for a good teaser.  But page 52 ends a chapter, and we get this.

"Yes, that's exactly what I want," said Martin.
"But that's-"
"A direct order.  Do it - or there will be consequences."

Want to see what I thought of this book?  Come take a look at my review.

Have a great weekend.


  1. I can't say I've ever seen a book cover quite like that... Happy reading!

  2. Interesting. The author and book are new to me. This week I have A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot - one from my review stack. Happy reading!

  3. OOOhhhh intriguing 56!!! Sounds like a great book! Happy weekend!

  4. I love the beginning! But the cover? No no no to dead Hippos!