Currently Reading #52
Name: The Younger Gods (Younger Gods #1)
Author: Michael R. Underwood
Number of Pages: 280 pages in Nook
Published: October 13th 2014 by Pocket Star
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
The first in a new series from the author of Geekomancy (pop culture urban fantasy) and Shield and Crocus (New Weird superhero fantasy).
Jacob Greene was a sweet boy raised by a loving, tight-knit family…of cultists. He always obeyed, and was so trusted by them that he was the one they sent out on their monthly supply run (food, medicine, pig fetuses, etc.). Finding himself betrayed by them, he flees the family’s sequestered compound and enters the true unknown: college in New York City. It’s a very foreign place, the normal world and St. Mark’s University. But Jacob’s looking for a purpose in life, a way to understand people, and a future that breaks from his less-than-perfect past. However, when his estranged sister arrives in town to kick off the apocalypse, Jacob realizes that if he doesn’t gather allies and stop the family’s prophecy of destruction from coming true, nobody else will…
Still clearing out my NetGalley TBR. Glad I’m able to keep up with this goal though I have a lot of books that were recently released calling on to me. Lol! This looks interesting and quite an adventure. I’m so excited to read it. Hope it will turn out good. Anyway, here’s a five star, three star and one star review respectively. Got them from book lovers on Goodreads. 😀
There were awesome reviews about the book and it made me more excited to read it. I’m loving Lovecraftian kind of books when I’ve read Harrison Squared so looking forward to enjoying this one too. Happy reading to me for now! Book review to follow. 😀
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader, where we share the first sentence (or so) of the books we are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Here’s the book’s beginning:
“I expected many things after I left my family: the loneliness of being separated from my roots, serious financial hardship, and drastically fewer blood sacrifices with dinner.
But I did not expect the discouraging reality of having to count on strangers.”
Oh! That’s an intense way of starting a book. I have been living away from my parents for seven years now and I must admit I’ve experienced those. I’m talking about serious financial hardship and counting on strangers. Not really on blood sacrifices though. What’s that suppose to mean anyway? Lol! What do you think of the book’s beginning? You could share book beginnings on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Book Beginnings on Fridays so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read. Come on! Join us!