*Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader
*Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
*The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
Title: The Deep End Of The Sea
Author: Heather Lyons
Summary via Goodreads:
What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?
Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.
But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.
I let it happen again.
The temple settles into the stagnant silence I’ve long learned to loathe, and these are the most cohesive series of words I can string together for many long, desolate minutes.
I let it happen again.
Terror squeezes my heart so hard I’m positive it’s stopped entirely. How did she know I was here?
I will be starting this book soon as part of one of my reading challenges and I’m so excited to read it. I have heard many good things about this book and from the two excerpts it already sounds like a fantastic book. It’s a re-telling of the story of Medusa and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.