Thursday, March 5, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Hidden Current (The Dancing Realms #1) by Sharon Hinck

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 Hidden Current (The Dancing Realms #1) by Sharon Hinck.

About the Book
The dancers of the Order direct their floating world of Meriel with their movement... but are they steering it toward destruction?

Calara spent her life learning dance patterns and seeking to become the perfect servant to her people. When she discovers the work of the Order is built on lies, she flees with a rough-edged herder, Brantley of Windswell. Pursued by soldiers, her journey through the suffering villages of the rim leads her to encounter a truth that sends ripples through her world—and through her soul.

As she seeks clues to her forgotten family, Calara discovers newfound courage in the face of danger, while her quest awakens a growing but forbidden affection for Brantley. Yet even his support can't fully be trusted, since he'd rather destroy the Order than bring reform.

She is a lone woman facing opposition from rim villages and treachery from the all-powerful Order. Can she restore the dance to its true purpose and bring freedom and hope to her people?

Book Beginning
Destiny is measured in inches.

Friday 56
The subsun set as night covered Windswell more deeply. The bonfire died out, musicians put away their instruments, and tired villagers retreated to their homes.

Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

When did you first know you’re truly a bookworm? Did you lose sleep over a novel?

I can't remember a time when I haven't been a bookworm. Books have always been a big part of my life. Some of my earliest memories are of my parents reading to me. When I was little and we didn't finish a book before bedtime, I'd lose sleep wondering what happened next. It would've been so much simpler just to finish the book, lol.  

What have you been reading lately?


  1. I didn't read as much as a kid and teen as I think most book bloggers did. I started reading later in life and have this frantic feeling like I need to catch up somehow. LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE

  2. Love the premise of a world driven by dance.

    As for being a bookworm, it started when my mom read to me as well. I did the same for my son and he's a reader now, too.

  3. That's a stunning cover. I'd love for everyone to check out mine . . .

  4. I'm curious for more! Happy weekend!

  5. I think I was born I bookworm. I grew up in a house full of books, with parents who read and told stories to me. In fact, I can't really remember ever not reading. :)

  6. Sounds like an interesting story, and the cover is pretty.

  7. That 56 is interesting. Neat premise for this one.