Friday Meme’s ~ An Unexpected Peril

January 8, 2021 Misc. 7

Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

A princess is missing, and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club—an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women—Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela’s chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves—and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears.

Having noted Veronica’s resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica’s own family—the royalty who has never claimed her.

Currently reading this and having a blast with it as I always do with this series!

“Stoker, I cannot say that I care much for your goat. He is leering at me.”

Without knowing anything more this just makes me chuckle because it’s such an off the wall comment! Stoker is a taxidermist.Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but  you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

He stepped onto the pavement and I flung the gate forward with all my might, the end post catching him squarely upon the chin and knocking him flat onto his back as his feet soared over his head.

Stoker was at my side in an instant. “I presume you had an excellent reason for doing that?” he asked mildly.

“He hit me in the jaw,” I said, tapping the spot on my face that I was quite certain would bloom with a bruise by morning.

This is so Veronica!!! It made me laugh. 🙂

Taken from the eARC at 56% so could change in the finished product.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

What upcoming books are you intrigued to read in 2021?

Oh I have two post about this very thing…lol. Also the book mentioned above is one of them. 🙂

Here is a couple, but check out the post below for more.

Most anticipated YA/Adult Books 1st Quarter

2021 Most anticipated Middle Grade books (First Quarter)


7 Responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ An Unexpected Peril”

  1. Literary Feline

    I am not up to this book yet in the series, but hopefully this year. Fingers crossed! I really enjoy spending time with Stoker and Veronica.

    City of the Plague God looks really good! The Blessed Bone is one I want to read too. 🙂

    I hope you have a great weekend, Stormi! Happy Reading!

  2. Katherine

    Oh I love Veronica and Stoker and I absolutely cannot wait to get to this one. Sounds like they are at their best witty banter in this one!

    • Stormi

      Yes, there banter is pretty good in this one. I am almost done and really enjoying it.

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