Every Friday Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings. The goals of this meme is to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading. I think this is a great way to introduce a new book to our blog readers. This week I Will be doing my current read, Beneath the Haunted Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer.
Can’t you hear it, Talia?
Can’t you hear the waves singing?
Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea. It is here, in the drafty halls of the Ruen-Dahr, that Talia discovers family secrets, a melancholy boy with a troubling vision of her future, and a relic that holds the power of an ancient Star. On these shores, the eerie melody of the sea is stronger than ever, revealing long-forgotten tales of the Goddess Rahn. The more dark truths that Talia unravels about the gods’ history–and her own–the more the waves call to her, and it may be her destiny to answer.
Talia thundered across the plain, her head bent low over her mount’s neck, the world a blur of dust and wind and exhilarating speed. Beneath the Haunting Sea
I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.