Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting The Wizard's Promise by Cassandra Rose Clarke. I got this eARC at NetGalley. I chose it because I read a two other books by her and enjoyed them. Here is the description of this May 6 release:
In this strange new land, Kolur hires a stranger to join the crew and, rather than heading home, sets a course for the dangerous island of Jadanvar. As Hanna meets a secretive merboy, and learns that Kolur has a deadly past, she soon realises that wishing for adventures is a dangerous game - because those wishes might come true.Beginning:
I was picking ice berries for Mama's start-of-spring cake when a spark of magic smacked me in the side of the head.Friday 56:
I didn't know what to make of Frida. She was probably the most interesting person I'd ever met, and if she'd wandered into the village one afternoon, I bet I would have tried to be her best friend. But out her on the cold water, with all those looks between her and Kolur, and all those secrets, she left me nervous. Unsettled.