Friday, March 23, 2012

Book Beginning & Friday 56: Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader.
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.

I chose Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore for this week's book. I really liked Magic Under Glass and can't wait to see what happens next for Erris and Nimira. Here is the description:
For star-crossed lovers Nimira and Erris, there can be no happily ever after until Erris is freed from the clockwork form in which his soul is trapped. And so they go in search of the sorcerer Ordoria Valdana, hoping he will know how to grant Erris real life again. When they learn that Valdana has mysteriously vanished, it's not long before Nimira decides to take matters into her own hands-and begins to study the sorcerer's spell books in secret. Yet even as she begins to understand the power and limitations of sorcery, it becomes clear that freeing Erris will bring danger-if not out-and-out war-as factions within the faerie world are prepared to stop at nothing to prevent him from regaining the throne. 

Ifra became aware of his body like a prisoner waking to find himself in chains. 
Ifra is a new character to the series. I am eager to find out what is happening with him. Why is he just becoming aware of his body?

Friday 56:
Now I changed from well-to-do girl of Lorinar in a fine full skirt and puffed sleeves, with my hair swept over my ears and demurely pinned, to a creature of the forest, camouflaged in cream and brown, rough and quick and ready.
I am curious to know why she is changing. What was wrong with looking like a well-to-do girl?


  1. I wonder why the change? Was there a fight about to happen?

  2. These lines intrigue me...I want to know more!


  3. I luv the title Magic Under Stone. I would like to read this one.

  4. Oh, the way she describes being camouflaged is wonderful.

  5. I actually found the opening confusing, as I read "Ifra" as a girl's name and was wondering why she was aware of his body. I suppose the confusion would be overcome in the next few sentences, but it's still interesting to see how one sentence grabs you. :)

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  7. I like this event because I get to see all the different kinds of books people are reading!

    Thanks for joining me on Book Beginnings! I am very excited to take over hosting duties.

    I am also following now. I thought I had been, but apparently not. Problem solved.

  8. I am always intrigued when a book in a series starts with a new character. Thanks for sharing.

  9. jaclyn dolamore has such lovely covers! i've never read any of her work though, sadly ... i'll put this on my tbr list now.

    check out my 56 + an e-book giveaway of a rather intriguing book:
    oops, here's the link:


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