Thursday, April 14, 2011

Third Sentence Thursday: The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kitteredge

 Theme: Steampunk (April 8-14)

Today's Book of the Day is:


In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

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Third Sentence Thursday:

Third Sentence Thursday

Third Sentence Thursday

1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence on Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books.

From The Iron Thorn:

(I do not have this book, but thought I'd grab a quick teaser from Amazon's "Look Inside" to share with everyone.)

"She sits in the window of the Crystal Charitable Asylum and strokes the iron bars covering the glass like they are strings of a harp."
Oooo...that sounds really good. I'll have to give this one a try at some point.

From one of my current Y.A. reads, Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs:

"After a rotten day, I lock the bathroom door, fill aunt Rachel's old-timey tub with steaming water and bath salts, and then sink into a world where my problems all melt away."

This sounds like a really good plan. I don't think it's possible to really melt away your problems in the bath tub but at least you could forget about them for a little while.

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Thanks for reading, and have a great day!



  1. Sounds great! Can't wait to read this book :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Both of those sound like great beginnings ^.^ I want to read them both!