Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Iris and the Dragonflies by Rosemary Danielis

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 this week is Iris and the Dragonflies by Rosemary Danielis. It is a middle grade fantasy and happens to be the last self-published book I accepted for review before I changed my review policy. Here is the product description:
Iris, a feisty, solitary, eleven-year-old girl prefers being down by the creek near her house more than anywhere else in the world. School is nothing but a joyless prison and uninterested in her classmates she spends each day gazing out the window, waiting for the dismissal bell to ring. Her only friends are the dragonflies who flit through the shoulder high bulrushes growing along the creek's banks. Iris discovers the dragonflies are more than they appear to be and that she is the key to resolving an age-old battle between light and dark, good and evil. She has the ability to unleash the power of the Earth to restore the balance that has been lost. This however is not what the Solaris have in mind. They are the world's most powerful Evil and Iris is the only one who can stop them! Will Iris and her friends be able to win this battle? Iris and the Dragonflies is empowering, and a must read for all girls.
Iris skipped into the Grade Five classroom, her eyes bright with anticipation, her hands carefully cupping a surprise. 
Friday 56:
"These people didn't live like we do today, ya' know. If they wanted to eat, they had to go out and hunt, or plant crops and harvest them." 


  1. What's in her hands??? I'll bet it's a butterfly. I really want to know. Good beginning.

  2. The 56 makes me think of what it was like back in the day. That's how everyone lived at one point.

  3. Love the beginning :) Look forward to hearing what you think!

  4. Love that cover and the first line is really great. I miss books for that age.

  5. It seems like a very interesting read! and how gorgeous is that cover!

    Here's my Friday 56.


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