Friday, June 29, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday June 29, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include  include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

My book beginning this week is from The Shape of Desire (Shifting Circle #1) by Sharon Shinn.  I love her books and when I was at the library yesterday I checked it out.  I haven't started it yet but it is next on my reading list.

Here is what Goodreads says about the book:  

The Shape of Desire (A Shifting Circle Novel)For fifteen years Maria Devane has been desperately, passionately in love with Dante Romano. But despite loving him with all of her heart and soul, Maria knows that Dante can never give all of himself back-at least not all the time.
Every month, Dante shifts shape, becoming a wild animal. During those times, he wanders far and wide, leaving Maria alone. He can't choose when he shifts, the transition is often abrupt and, as he gets older, the time he spends in human form is gradually decreasing. But Maria, who loves him without hesitation, wouldn't trade their unusual relationship for anything.
Since the beginning, she has kept his secret, knowing that their love is worth the danger. But when a string of brutal attacks occur in local parks during the times when Dante is in animal form, Maria is forced to consider whether the lies she's been telling about her life have turned into lies she's telling herself.

And here is the first line:  "It's around two in the morning when I hear a rustle and bump in the kitchen, and I sit up in bed."


Chris Thompson said...

Hmm, is something in the kitchen that's not supposed to be?

Here's my Book Beginnings.

Amy said...

That's not what I want to hear at 2am!

Kathy Martin said...

Nice beginning. This one is on my stack but I have no idea when I will get a chance to read it. I can't see over the stack of review books. Happy reading!

Juli Rahel said...

I hope, for her, that it is a good rustle, not a 'you are going to die'-rustle! The title is nice though!!
Juli @ Universe in Words

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, I like that opener! Sounds exciting....and here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Rikki said...

I am sure this IS a good rustle. Probably her animal/man coming back from hunting or whatever he does then....I like it.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds really good and that is a great opening line.