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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Friday Quotes: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---

Title: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Book Beginning:
"The apocalypse began at Starbucks. Where else did you expect the end of the world to start?"
Friday 56:
"I'd saved someone's life and they were treating me like I was the shooter. I'd performed an actual miracle, but they still thought I was a freak."
Comments: I liked Hutchinson's book We Are the Ants about a boy who is either having a mental breakdown or was he really abducted by aliens who gave him the ability to save the world by pushing the red button? This book seems to be sharping up to be similar. Elena hears objects talking to her telling her to heal people. And she can. How is that possible?

Don't you just love the first line?


  1. Haha - of course it began at Starbucks. This sounds like a great read.

  2. LOL @ the beginning!! Brilliant! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  3. What an intriguing book! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE PERFECT COUPLE”

  4. Great first line! The book is new to me but sounds like something I would enjoy. This week I have Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

  5. That's an awesome beginning! I'm definitely intrigued! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. Love the beginning, where else?

  7. I haven't read this author. Sounds good and I like that cover.

  8. The opening line is great. Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads

  9. That beginning made me laugh! Sounds interesting and this one is completely new to me.

  10. Hope you continue to enjoy it. Happy Reading.

  11. I had to chuckle about Starbucks. LOL This sounds intriguing and I like the cover.

    My Friday 56 from The Dog Thief

  12. I've been eyeing both this and the other release. I'll have to look for them. :)


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