Friday, April 16, 2021

April 16th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

It's Friday!  Starting off the day with Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring Golden Gate by James Ponti.

This is the second in the City Spies middle grade series.  I loved the first one last year, and this one was just as good.

Here's how it begins:

It was just after dawn, so the black-clad hijackers were barely visible as they moved with military precision across the deck of the marine research vessel Sylvia Earle.

And here's from page 56:

It wasn't that Sydney wanted to be unhelpful.  It was just that, according to the United Kingdom Official Secrets Act, she was forbidden from disclosing her MI6 status to anyone.  So the lies continued.

I'll be reviewing this book on Sunday so I hope you come back then for my full review.  In the meantime, have a great weekend.


  1. I might have to try this series. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  2. Sounds interesting. I haven't read anything middle grade for a while. This week I'm spotlighting The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix. Happy reading!

  3. I bet my daughter would enjoy this series. I'll make a note of it and recommend it to her. Have a great weekend!

  4. This sounds and looks like a fun read!! Happy weekend!

  5. My co-blogger read Ponti's other series, and she has nothing but good things to say about the books. This one seems like a good one, and I'll have to mention this book to her. Have a great weekend!