Friday Meme’s ~What the Dead Want
Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.
Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.
What is your favorite character archetype(s)?
For female characters I tend to like the snarky, rebelious ones though it really depends on the type of book I am reading. (snarky Paranormal girls, rebelious historical romance ladies, etc). I also like the bookish, down to earth girls who grow in the book and can show some spunk.
For male characters I like both alpha and beta males as it really depends on the books I am reading. I like the rakes and rogues, but the nerdy and sweet are fun too. I don’t like the alphas to be to take charge, claim or protect, but I don’t mind a little protective, but there has to be that nice guy, sweetness to him as well. 🙂 I some times like the villains who are not so villainy (like professor Snapes, you think he is bad but he really isn’t that bad…lol)
(What is funny is I love the bad boy types on TV, but in my books not so much…lol.)
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.
16 -year-old Gretchen takes photographs to understand the world around her, a passion her mother Mona fostered and encouraged when she was still around. Since her mom disappeared years ago, Gretchen and her dad have lived on their own in New York City, haunted by Mona’s absence.
When Gretchen’s great aunt Esther calls unexpectedly to tell her that she has inherited the pre-Civil War mansion on her mother’s side of the family in upstate New York, Gretchen understands nothing except that her aunt needs her help. But what she finds there is beyond her imagination. The house is crumbling apart, filled with stacks of papers and journals from decades, even centuries past, and it’s crawling with rodents. It’s also full of secrets and a legacy of racism and violence so reprehensible that the ghosts of the past are exacting revenge on the living.
Somehow the mystery of Mona’s disappearance and the atrocities that happened on the land during the Civil War are inextricably intertwined, and it’s up to Gretchen to figure out how…before even more lives are lost.
This one will be my next read so thought I would use it. 🙂
Her mother had said the house was built by ancestors. That it was a century and a half old. That it was “in the middle of nowhere” and that the rooms and hallways were full of portraits of long-dead relatives. There was a library full of letters and journals and books from the past.
Old houses, I love old houses! 🙂
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.
“Wait,” Gretchen said. “Before we go in, I want to see the church.”
“There’s nothing there,” Hope said. “Or there is, but only Hawk can really see it.”
Gretchen raised her eyebrows.
“Who knows,” Hope went on. “Maybe you can see it too.”
“You saw those things last night,” he said quietly.
My interest is peaked, how about yours?