Thursday, December 3, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Defending the Galaxy (Sentinels of the Galaxy #3) by Maria V. Snyder

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 Defending the Galaxythe conclusion to Maria V. Snyder's Sentinels of the Galaxy series. It's such a stressful, fast-paced read. I love it!

About the Book
Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars.

Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net. Of course, no one believes me. I'm not sure I believe me. It could just be a stress-induced delusion. That's what my parents seem to believe...

Their concern for me is hampering my ability to do my job. I know they love me, but with the Q-net in my corner, I'm the only one who can help the security team beat the shadowy aliens from the pits we discovered. We're holding them at bay, for now, but the entire Milky Way Galaxy is in danger of being overrun.

With battles on too many fronts, it's looking dire. But one thing I've learned is when people I love are in jeopardy, I'll never give up trying to save them. Not until my dying breath. Which could very well be today...

Book Beginnings
The term "mind-blown" is one of those expressions that doesn't really mean anything. People say it all the time, but it's just an exaggeration. No heads actually explode because a person is confronted with a new concept or an unbelievable revelation. Brain matter and blood doesn't splash on the walls.
Yet, as I sit cross-legged on my bed and scrunch my blanket in tight fists, I'm scrambling for coherent thought. And I fear, if I let go, I will blow apart and be scattered throughout the Milky Way Galaxy.

Friday 56
The hallways in the base are in the same condition as the ones in security. Holes and cracks decorate most of the walls. Some lights flicker and others have shattered from the shockwave. A layer of white grit and broken glass crunches under my boots, and finding clear spots to set the end of my cane down is difficult. There's a burnt electrical smell to the air. And there's no one else around. It's creepy.

 

What have you been reading lately?

18 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really gripping read, and I adore the cover as well! Do you feel like it's a good ender to the series?  Do drop by <a href="http://universeinwords.blogspot.com/2020/12/friday-friyay-deborah-harkness.html>my post</a> if you have the time and I hope you have a lovely weekend :) Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. I think this is my favorite cover of the series. I love the colors. Thanks for coming by, Juli! :)

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  2. Seems like it's an interesting series. Thanks for posting.

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    1. It's a fun one! Thanks for stopping by, Ed! :)

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  3. Great descriptive excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE LIES YOU TOLD”

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    1. I felt like I was right there with Ara. I love when I can be transported into a story like that. Thanks for visiting, Laurel-Rain! :)

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  4. LOVE that beginning!! Happy weekend!

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    1. I did too! Thanks for the visit, Freda! Happy weekend to you too! :)

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  5. This is a series I really want to read! :)

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    1. It's a fantastic one! Thanks for stopping by, Lark! :)

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  6. What a compelling voice the narrator has. First person POV and present tense just carry you right along.

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    1. It does! It really transports you right into the story. Thanks for coming by, Roberta! :)

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    1. It sucked me in too. Thanks for the visit, Anne! :)

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  8. I enjoyed the first two books, and I can't wait to read this one!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the first too. I hope you love this one! Thanks for stopping by, Jen! :)

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  9. I recently purchased this trilogy. I can't wait to dive in! I hope you have a great week, Ashley.

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    1. I hope you love it! Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great week, too! :)

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