Welcome to today’s post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. For each day, I’ll be sharing the opening paragraphs to a book that starts with that letter and is sitting on my shelves or my Kindle.
Arena by Holly Jennings
Level 1: The Death Match
This wouldn’t be the first time I died. Sure as hell wouldn’t be the last, either. But while most watched this virtual world from the safe haven of reality, there was nowhere else I’d rather spend my Saturday night.
Crouched high on the tower’s parapet, i overlooked a sea of wheat fields. The scent of lavender and taste of wheatgrass wove together in the air, drifting with the breeze as it swept through my hair. I took a deep breath and smiled at the irony, as thick as the mountain air filling my lungs. Lavender. Wheat fields. Tranquility.
Peace, in a place anything but peaceful.
So, what do you think? Read it soon or not bother.
I would read it. In fact I kind of want to read it.
I used this year’s A to Z to attempt to make a dent in my TBR pile but as I am reading blogs this morning I am already starting to stack up more books than I read.
My Creatively Random Life
I would love to review a book for every letter, but I just don’t have the time – or organization.
This sounds good!! I love the idea of posting the first paragraph!
Oh. Ex-Cell-Lent!! Great writing. Like I was right there smelling lavender and the air around me.
CD Coffelt at UnicornBell
Great idea! Now, why didn’t I think of it?
Adding this book to my TBR!
The Voluptuous Book Diva
YA Book Divas
First sentence got me, the rest lost me. So I say, maybe.
Despite not being a fan of the genre, it does pique my interest. I’d be inclined towards reading this one.
I agree with the majority and actually did finish it. My comments are here: http://carolsnotebook.com/2016/04/06/arena-by-holly-jennings/.