Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: August 11, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’ll share a quote from the 56 percent mark for the Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice! I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


The future is divided by Perimeters: high-security gated communities where life goes on as normal. If you’re inside you’re lucky. If you’re outside, life expectancy takes a nose dive.

Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence. But her life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through and murders her sister.

She forsakes her own safety to go in search of the killer. Luc decides to go with her otherwise she’ll be dead before she’s past the security gate. But what awaits her outside is more unbelievable than she ever expected.

Cut to the present day, where Eleanor’s world is falling apart. This time next year, civilisation won’t be quite so civilised…

The woman swung the huge, armoured vehicle out through the iron gates and turned left onto the poor excuse for a dirt track that ran parallel to the Perimeter.

Night is falling around us and the AV’s beams are on full. We’re climbing in altitude and the road winds above the surrounding countryside, which spreads out around us in dark splodges of field and woodland.

Are you intrigued?

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.

Do you have a routine for getting ready to read?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

No routine here. I just grab a book when the mood hits, sit down, and start reading!

Got any thoughts about my book beginning or the hop topic? Share in a comment! Then visit the linked posts and see what other bloggers have to say today!

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6 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: August 11, 2023

  1. Yes, I like the idea behind this story.

  2. Mark says:

    The opening really sets the scene, doesn’t it?

  3. Powerful-sounding opening. Enjoy!

  4. Cindy Davis says:

    Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  5. Sounds epic!!! Happy weekend!

  6. vidya says:

    such a cool concept here.. will make for a good movie or show for sure.. but i will read it first either way
    My post is here

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