Thursday, December 26, 2019

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Dark Divide by Carrie Vaughn

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 Dark Divide by Carrie Vaughn, a spinoff series of the Kitty Norville series.

About the Book
In brand-new stories spun off from the New York Times Bestselling Kitty Norville series, dark mysteries push the bounds of sanity. Cormac Bennett, ex-con and former bounty hunter, is a paranormal investigator with an edge: his partner is the disembodied spirit of a Victorian wizard, Amelia Parker. Together, they solve problems no one else can.

They're asked to investigate a mysterious death in the Sierra Nevadas: a man died of hunger —in a cabin that was fully stocked with provisions. The kicker? The cabin is located near Donner Pass, the site of the gruesomely ill-fated Donner Party, where forty men, women, and children died of exposure and starvation. The event was made famous by reports of cannibalism among the survivors.

Is the Donner site haunted? Is some evil force rising again after a hundred fifty years to wreak destruction? Can Cormac and Amelia learn the truth without being caught in the web? Well, they can try...

Book Beginning
Cormac didn't really know cats. He didn't really get cats.

Friday 56
The place still smelled musty and sad, but the sense of doom was gone. The place felt abandoned now, not cursed.

Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

What bookish goodies did you get for the holidays?

I got four books I was really wishing for, an Amazon gift card, and a really cool Edgar Allan Poe Funko Pop!

What have you been reading lately?

18 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  2. Great snippets! Enjoy your reading, and here's mine: “THE EMPTY NEST”

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Laurel-Rain! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  3. I didn't know there was a Funko Pop of Edgar Allen Poe. What four books did you get?

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    1. I didn't either. I was so shocked, and delighted, when I opened it. The books I got were Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano, Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse, Kiss of the Spindle by Nancy Campbell Allen, and Accidental Sire by Molly Harper. I'm so excited to read them all. Thanks for visiting, Billy! Happy weekend! :)

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  4. Oooh, I'm gonna have to look this one up! Love the mystery around the Donner party, and it sounds like that'd make a really interesting backdrop for a book like this. Also, does anyone really *get* cats? I mean, I have them. Several. But I understand them not at all.

    Here's my Friday post.

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    1. Cats are curious creatures, for sure, lol! Thanks for stopping by, Sammie! Have an awesome weekend! :)

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  5. I read one Kitty book, I really should read more since I have more. :-) Wishing you all the best for 2020!!

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    1. It's such a great series. I was sad to see it end, but am so happy we're getting this spinoff! Thanks for visiting, Freda! Wishing you a great 2020! :)

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  6. I wouldn't be surprised if the site of the Donner Party was actually haunted. This sounds like a fun read. And I love those first two lines.

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    1. It wouldn't surprise me either. Thanks for the visit, Lark! Have a great weekend! :)

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  7. Sounds like a fun premise. Enjoy! Great that you got the four books you wanted too!

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    1. It was a nice surprise! Thanks for coming by, Nicki! Happy weekend! :)

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  8. I get cats and love them. What I don't get is people who don't get cats. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I'm highly allergic to cats, so I can't really be around them. Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Marie! Happy New Year! :)

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