Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #59 ~ Steel Maiden

*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.

25807900Title: Steel Maiden (Divided Realms #1)

Author: Kim Richardson

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In a land where magic is banned and where cruel High priests rule, Elena steals the most valuable jewel in the Empire in the hopes to sell it and start a new life. But she is caught, and the punishment for stealing is death. And yet in that moment she is given a choice—death or to become one of the High priests’ champions in The Great Race.

Elena is catapulted without warning into the bloodiest race in all the realms, forced to compete with a man she hates while she develops a growing passion for another. She struggles to understand her special skills, her mysterious healing powers that she must keep secret. Within a world built on a religious sect and dangerous secrets, she becomes a woman torn between obligation and desire, between a man she supposedly hates and another.

As Elena comes to terms with her own secret, she discovers the truth behind the race and must stop the ancient, wicked evil that threatens all living things before it’s too late.


The Temple Vault was completely dark.

I’d been crouched inside a cabinet with my chin resting awkwardly on my knees for about six hours, and now the muscles in my body screamed and burned.


He opened his mouth as though he was going to add something more, but then closed it, like he thought he better not reveal too much.

There was something more to Landon than he was letting on. I could tell that his secret, whatever it was, was wearing on him, just like mine.


I got this book as a kindle freebie and it sounds really interesting. I’m definitely curious about what secrets the characters are keeping. Looking forward to reading this one soon.

What’s on your reading schedule for this weekend? 

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Happy Reading!


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