Friday, July 8, 2011

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages 
Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. 

If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.
The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Freda's Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

My book today is the ebook novella Summer's Crossing by Julie Kagawa. I have read an enjoyed all of Kagawa's stories. This one is a brief look at the relationship between Puck and Ash told from Puck's point of view.

Description from Amazon:
A Midsummer's Nightmare?

Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

What's in a name really? I mean, besides a bunch of letters and sounds strung together to make a word. Does a rose by any other name smell so sweet? Would the most famous love story in the world be as poignant if it was called Romeo and Gertrude? Why is what we call ourselves so important?
Friday 56 (taken from Chapter 2, since there are only 56 pages in the story):
I scowled at the wolf above me, holding those nasty teeth away from my face. "Ugh, my friend, you really need a breath mint," I told him, sending a pulse of glamour into the brambly monster above me.
This is a fun story for the completists in the crowd who want to have all of Kagawa's work about the fey.


  1. Ha! I really like the Friday 56 snippet!

    Here are my Friday memes:

  2. LOL made me laugh.... glad I downloaded this one too.
    Thanks for participating!

  3. I just decided that I will read at least the first book in this series. Kids really like it and whiz right through them. i must also put this book on my order this. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  4. I like it - introspective and thoughtful.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

  5. Oh that's a great beginning - would make a great book club discussion opening too I'm sure. In fact, it's something that the main character in the book I'm currently reading wouldn't certainly have thoughts on. I've finally got around to reading Anne of Green Gables, and I love the little passage where she asks to be called Cordelia because Anne is such an unromantic name!


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