Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: September 30, 2022

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’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


From idyllic small towns to claustrophobic urban landscapes, Mallory Viridian is constantly embroiled in murder cases that only she has the insight to solve. But outside of a classic mystery novel, being surrounded by death doesn’t make you a charming amateur detective, it makes you a suspect and a social pariah. So when Mallory gets the opportunity to take refuge on a sentient space station, she thinks she has the solution. Surely the murders will stop if her only company is alien beings. At first her new existence is peacefully quiet…and markedly devoid of homicide.

But when the station agrees to allow additional human guests, Mallory knows the break from her peculiar reality is over. After the first Earth shuttle arrives, and aliens and humans alike begin to die, the station is thrown into peril. Stuck smack-dab in the middle of an extraterrestrial whodunit, and wondering how in the world this keeps happening to her anyway, Mallory has to solve the crime—and fast—or the list of victims could grow to include everyone on board….

Nobody ever believed murders “just happened” around Mallory Viridian.

Not at first, anyway.

What say you? Will you keep reading after that beginning?

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.

Have you ever skipped ahead to read the ending?
Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th – Have you ever skipped ahead to read the ending? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

What, me? Skip ahead? Never. Perish the thought.

Okay, maybe occasionally. If it’s a REALLY tense book and I just can’t wait to know what happens to a beloved character, I might take just the teensiest of peeks. Just to know whether they make it out okay or not. I don’t read the ENTIRE ending, promise.

What about you? Do you strictly read straight through, or do you ever sneak a peek to find out what happens in the end? Leave me a comment!

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12 Responses to Book Beginnings on Friday and Book Blogger Hop: September 30, 2022

  1. That sounds like an interesting book.

    I used to take a peek then carry on reading. I don’t any more.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  2. Ashley S. says:

    I’d definitely keep reading. This sounds awesome. I just added it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  3. Every book I’ve ever read set on other planets always makes me feel skeptical because it is so impossible with our technology. Sigh.

    The Cartographers is this week’s featured book

  4. This sounds intriguing. I would read it. Have a great weekend 🙂

  5. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A King for Christmas by Brooke St. James.
    “I looked at my brother, putting the receiver in my lap, and muffling it in my shirt so that James couldn’t hear me.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! Happy reading!

  6. Happy Friday!

    My first line is coming from Honor Bound by Hallee Bridgeman.
    Captain Rick Norton crouched near the edge of the dirt road. Ears still ringing from the intense firefight, the smell of gunpowder burning his nose, he looked around, counting team members.”

  7. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line today is from Millstone of Doubt by Erica Vetsch:
    Thorndike House- London- March 1, 1816
    The problem with concealing a weapon beneath a day dress at a social gathering became all too apparent to Lady Juliette Thorndike the moment she sat beside the Dowager Duchess of Haverly.

  8. I’m currently reading Station Eternity, and so far I like it😁

  9. I only skip ahead if the book is too intense and I need to know whether a character (or animal) survives … I’m currently re-reading The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M White and the first line is: “He was a prince at sea.” Have a great week!

  10. This week I shared the first line from Honor Bound big Hallee Bridgeman.

    Have a great week!

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