Friday, August 17, 2018

Book Beginnings | The Friday 56: The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick

 Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. 

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice
Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) and post it.
Book Beginning:
It was night. A cold wind howled through the narrow window chiseled into the western wall, salt and sand and hints of a sun long gone having blown in from the sparse, skeletal land.

Friday 56: 
His shoulders slumped. "I don't know what the future holds. I don't even know if we'll survive the end of the race. But I do know I care about you, and I won't leave you here to make a choice you will regret.

So I'm REALLY enjoying this book. I'm a little over 50% in now and I can't think of anything that I'm disliking so far. I certainly hope it's going to stay like this. I'm loving the main character 'Namali' because she's learning to say no and standing up for herself, finally making her own decisions for her life. I love that! 

There's also a blog tour coming up for this book in which I am participating. My stop is September 6th so be sure to keep an eye open for it. It's going to be so much fun!

About the book:

A race across the desert.

An unimaginable prize.

It occurs once every thousand years: the Demon Race. A test of will and strength, it is a race across the Saraj, a fight for the prize of a lifetime. And it is the key to Namali Hafshar’s freedom.

When shy, seventeen-year-old Namali learns of her arranged marriage, she flees home and enters the Demon Race for the chance to change her fate. But to compete, she must cross the Saraj on a daeva, a shadow demon that desires its own reward: to infect her soul with darkness.

Namali soon learns the desert holds more dangers than meets the eye. The only person she can trust is Sameen, a kind competitor seeking his own destiny. As her affection for him grows, however, so too does the darkness in her heart.

In this race of men and demons, only one can win. But the price of winning might be more than Namali is willing to pay.

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  1. I'd never heard of this book but OMG I love that cover. 😍😍 Happy reading , Stephanie!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. This is a new one to me and it sounds like a good one. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. Sounds really tempting! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you keep enjoying it. Here's mine:

  4. I'm not into demons or daemons but I love the idea of a race for freedom. Very interesting.

  5. This book sounds great. I like the idea of the character growing through the book. This week I have As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber - a historical mystery. Happy reading!

  6. Nothing is worse than a book with zero character growth.

  7. It's pretty cool, they actually ride the demons in the race if they can manage to catch one. But even riding them is dangerous because they can get inside your head. :D

  8. I feel like I've been reading it forever but I'm loving it!

  9. It's the author's debut book and I'm seriously loving it. I think you'd enjoy it as well. I know you like these kind of books too. :D

  10. Sounds like a read that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Happy weekend!

  11. Sounds pretty interesting. I'm glad you are enjoying it. See what we're feature at Girl Who Reads

  12. A demon race? VERY cool. very very cool! I like the idea of them in some sort of tentative truce, even thought he's out to take her over.

  13. The Candid Cover YA book bloggAugust 21, 2018 at 12:46 AM

    This does sound like a really different and interesting kind of read. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. :)

  14. This sounds amazing, just what I'd love to read! So naturally, I added it to my TBR right away :) Thanks for the tip!


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