Book Beginnings on Fridays
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
You should also head over to Rose City Reader to add your post to the Book Beginnings link.
I’ve seen this meme quite a lot, especially combined with some of the other fun Friday memes like Friday 56 and First Line Friday. Thought this week I’d give it a try.
Today’s book is one that I’ll be featuring as part of its blog tour soon: Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café by Richard Dee.
“Is that it?”
The entrance was in partial darkness, the alleyway behind me dimly lit with flickering tubes. My heels had clicked on the floor as I passed small piles of rubbish and stained brick-effect cladding. the heels didn’t really work here but I was out of my depth and struggling to catch up. Same as the clothes, my designer suit was a little out of place in this riot of grey. It was a splash of colour in a drab working world.
Meet Andorra Pett; with her trusty sidekick, she’s taken over a derelict café. On a mining station. It just happens to be orbiting Saturn! She’s hoping for a fresh start, away from all the drama of her old life. It’s a chance to relax and start again in a place where nobody knows anything about her or her past. But the café holds a secret, and secrets have a habit of coming out; whether you want them to or not. And being accident prone doesn’t help. The more you try to pretend that you know what’s going on, the worse it gets. Andorra’s plans for peace and quiet get lost amid the revelations and skulduggery and she soon realises that the fate of the whole station lies in her hapless hands.
In space, you can still trip over your feet; the question is, will you land upright?
I’m quite excited to really get into this one. The genre is pretty unique: a sci-fi cozy mystery. The opening paragraph matches the book description and I’m eager to learn just how much the protagonist contrasts against her apparent drab surroundings.
Hope you’re enjoying your Friday read.
Have a great weekend!