20 October 2017

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

I'm at home today (after experiencing the joy of wisdom teeth extraction), so instead of sharing a peek at my current read, I'm choosing to use one of the books that is currently closest to me: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber. Enjoy!

First Line: The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth's Fourth World War.

From Page 56: She'd heard him in her dreamheard his voice and fragility. She'd seen what he'd seen and felt what he'd feltthe cold and metal and condensationso distinct it was real.

For fans of Ender’s Game and Blade Runner comes a story of video gaming, blood, and power. 
Ever since the Delonese ice-planet arrived eleven years ago, Sofi’s dreams have been vivid. Alien. In a system where Earth’s corporations rule in place of governments and the humanoid race orbiting the moon are allies, her only constant has been her younger brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth’s Fantasy Fighting arena where Shilo is forced to compete in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb takes out a quarter of the arena, Sofi’s the only one who believes Shilo survived. She has dreams of him. And she’s convinced he’s been taken to the ice-planet. 
Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there. 
For Miguel—Earth’s charming young playboy—the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight’s bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford. 
From the award-winning author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, step into a diverse cast of characters spanning from the electric metropolises of earth to the chilling alien planet above, in a story of re-finding yourself in the midst of losing the one thing you love. Before it all evaporates.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Hoarding Books and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.



    Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert. Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

  2. Wisdom teeth are awful and definitely not wise. Haha. Praying you're not in too much pain and have a quick recovery!

    This book is on my TBR! It looks so good.

    I’m sharing about Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but here I’m going to share the first line from The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon.

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

    Chapter 1
    This was not how I’d thought I would die.

    Happy Friday!

  3. I empathize about the wisdom teeth extraction! I still remember mine vividly, even though it was back in the 1970s. LOL.

    Great snippets! Here's mine: “ODD CHILD OUT”

  4. Hi Hallie! I hope you're feeling better soon! Here’s the first line from my next read:
    “Fowltown Village, Georgia
    Big Chestnut Moon (October) 1817
    Captain Marcus Buck dropped to one knee beside an Indian’s crumpled form and swept a hand down her face, lowering her lids over sightless eyes.”
    Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More by April W. Gardner

  5. Happy Friday!

    I am showcasing Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz this week, so I will post the first line from the book I plan to read after I finish Embracing Hope.

    "This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. Dozens of little awestruck faces crowded the large studio as I took position to practice my Sugar Plum Fairy solo."

    So, a little more than one line, but I really like the image this creates of cute little ballerinas excited to see a performance. This comes from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal.

  6. Get to feeling better soon! Happy Friday!

  7. The snippets were ok, but the synopsis pulled me in. Happy weekend!

  8. Happy Friday!

    My FLF is from Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

    Madison McKinley scanned the crowded town hall, wondering how many of her friends and neighbors she’d have to fight to get what she came for.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. I hope you feel better soon, but enjoy some rest in the meantime. Fourth World War! Intriguing. I’m featuring A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano on my blog, but here I will share the first line from a novel I recently published called Reluctant To Wed. “Sitting in her grandfather’s traveling coach, Emma suddenly felt the impact of her decision.”

  10. On my page I shared the first line from Heather Day Gilbert's "God's Daughter" a fantastic story rich in viking history. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction.

    I'll share here an old favorite of mine "Heidi"
    From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a footpath winds through green and shady meadows to the food of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.

  11. This sounds interesting! I really like the 56. It makes me wonder just what is going on there. Good luck in your wisdom teeth extraction recovery! The main thing I remember is eating lots of ice cream!

  12. really great book!

    My current first line is from Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray: "There was almost nothing there. Almost."

  13. I had no clue what this was about! I can't wait to try this based on that description. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me


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