Thursday, January 23, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Between Homes (The City Between #5) by W.R. Gingell

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 Between Homes (The City Between #5) by W.R. Gingell . I recently finished this one and LOVED it. The City Between has become one of my favorite ongoing series right now. If you're a fan of urban fantasy, I highly recommend it.

About the Book
G'day. I'm Pet. Not, not Pet--I am a pet.

Well, I was a pet: I used to belong to two fae and a stroppy vampire. Now I'm homeless. I mean, I was always technically homeless, but this time it's different.

I just got used to having some kind of family, and now we're back to everyone wanting to kill each other--and guess who the weak link is?

I'll give you a hint: it's not the vampire, and it's sure as heck not the fae.

Book Beginning
They reckon there are two types of people, that there are two ways of seeing the world. You can see it in a glass-half-full kinda way, or a glass-half-empty kinda way.
That's garbage. There are two ways of seeing the world, all right, but they don't have anything to do with glasses - unless someone out there has managed to make glasses that help you see Between, of course.

Friday 56
Could I get away if I needed to? Where could I run? He'd catch me along the road in no time, and there's no way I'd beat him if I dodged into the tempting patch of mossy Between that existed in the stormwater drain just a drop away.

 Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

Do you talk to strangers about books especially when you see someone reading a book?

Not really. I'm too nervous to do that in person. Occasionally, I will online though.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. What delightful quotes. I bet you are enjoying this one. My Friday Quotes

  2. I like the quotes. Enjoy your current read!

  3. Sounds like a page-turner!! Happy weekend!

  4. I never talk to people I don't know about what they're reading either. But I don't mind talking to friends. :D

  5. Had me with the pet thing.

    Funny about the talking to strangers question: I was at the allergist this week and overheard the nurse and another patient gushing about how good some book was. Unfortunately they never mentioned the name. Wish I had asked one of them later.

    1. I would've been curious to know what it was too. :)

  6. I don't think I've seen this one before, but it looks good.

  7. Well, I will mention it at the library. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. Urban fantasy, you sayyyy? I'm loving that genre lately. I love the tone of the synopsis here, and that beginning sounds so intriguing! Glad to hear you enjoyed this so much. This series is definitely going on my TBR. :3

    Here's my Friday post.

    1. I can't get enough urban fantasy lately. It's my favorite genre, but I haven't read as much of it as I wanted to the last few years. I'm trying to change that this year. :)

  9. I do ask because I can't stand not knowing. LOL!!

    If the title is visible, and I have read the book, I definitely go over.

    1. I wish I was as brave as you! I tend to overthink about what I'm gonna say and by the time I figure out what to say, it's been too long and I've lost my chance to say anything. :)