*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: Sea Swept
Author: Erica Cope
Summary via Goodreads:
For as long as she can remember, Addie McKay has had an intense fear of the sea—which made growing up with the Atlantic Ocean as her backyard rather difficult.
But something has changed. Lately she has found herself strangely drawn to the ocean. It’s as though the sea is casting a spell over her, calling out to her, and she can’t help but feel that it coincides with the arrival of the mysterious stranger in town.
Addie’s never had a reason to step foot in the ocean until one night she’s forced to dive into the salty depths. There she makes a startling discovery and exposes a hidden threat looming beneath the surface.
Now, Addie knows there is more to her lifelong fear of the water than she ever imagined possible—and that it may be the only thing keeping her from being swept away by the sea.
It was going to be one of those nights-the ones where the calming lull of the ocean refused to let me sleep peacefully.
The gentle swooshing of the waves washing across the sand was hardly as soothing to me as it was for most of the world. Probably due to the fact that I was positively terrified of any large body of water.
I think the reason I liked painting the ocean was because I was convinced that if I could find a way to focus on the beauty of it, maybe someday it wouldn’t be quite so terrifying.
That was my theory anyway. So far it wasn’t really working.
I got this book because I’m kind of intrigued about her fear of the ocean and because it’s obviously about mermaids, which is always fascinating to me. It’s a pretty straightforward intro and the 56 part is interesting. Most of the reviews for this book are favorable so I’m excited to start it soon.