Friday, January 12, 2018

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Tainted (The Soul Chronicles #1) by Morgan L. Busse

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring Tainted (The Soul Chronicles #1) by Morgan L. Busse. I've just started rereading it in preparation of book two in the series. So far, it's as good as I remember.


Book Beginning

Today I make history.

Kat ran trembling fingers across the top of the cream-colored letter and took a deep breath, savoring the moment, calming the quiver in her stomach. The margins of the parchment were smudged from frequent perusal, though the letter itself contained very few words, and she had each one memorized.

Friday 56 (56% on my Kindle)

He stepped outside the room and quietly shut the door behind him. He leaned against the door and let out a shaky breath. He was spooked, that's all. But he couldn't shake that look on Kat's face, or the images she had spoken about. Her words continued to play inside his mind.

About the Book

What happens when your soul dies?

Kat Bloodmayne is one of the first women chosen to attend the Tower Academy of Sciences. But she carries a secret: she can twist the natural laws of life. She has no idea where this ability came from, only that every time she loses control and unleashes this power, it kills a part of her soul. If she doesn't find a cure soon, her soul will die and she will become something else entirely.

After a devastating personal loss, Stephen Grey leaves the World City Police Force to become a bounty hunter. He believes in justice and will stop at nothing to ensure criminals are caught and locked up. However, when Kat Bloodmayne shows up in his office seeking his help, his world is turned upside down.

Together they search World City and beyond for a doctor who can cure Kat. But what they discover on the way goes beyond science and into the dark sphere of magic.

What have you been reading lately?

10 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about trying this one myself! I hope you enjoy the sequel!

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! It's a really fun, fast-paced book. I'm loving reading it again.

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  2. I wonder what is in the letter? The book sounds very intense. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BEST DAY EVER”

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    1. It's a really interesting book. I forgot how much it captivated me until I started reading it again. It's one of those books that I don't want to put down, lol. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. Love the look of this Steampunk novel!
    Here is my Friday56 and Book Beginning ; https://wp.me/pEZs7-x5d
    Have a lovely weekend, Ashley. May your books be with you!

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    1. With steampunk books I either really love them or absolutely can't stand them. I'm so happy to say this is one of the good ones! Thanks for visiting, Sassy!

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  4. This does sound like an interesting book. I just bought a copy for my Kindle. This week I have A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot - one from my review stack. Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Kathy! It's a great one! Thanks for coming by! :)

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  5. Sounds fantastic! Happy weekend!

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    1. It's just as fantastic this time around! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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