Friday Firsts – Bite by K. S. Merbeth
Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well.Bite by K.S. Merbeth
Also by this author: Bite
Published by Orbit on July 26th 2016
“Need a ride?” His grin looks more like an animal baring its teeth. His teeth are yellowed and chipped, with gaps between showing where others have been knocked out. There’s something starkly predatory about him, which is the first reason I shouldn’t say yes.
The second is I’m small, alone, and unarmed. Any of those could be a death sentence in a place like this.
And there we have the third reason: By “a place like this,” I mean a torn-up, full-of-potholes road running through the middle of nowhere. It’s the only thing marking the landscape for miles. There’s nothing but empty desert and the ruins of old cities in every direction. Nuclear war can do that to a place, I guess. But the point is, there’s no one around to hear if I scream. Plus, even if someone did hear, chances are they wouldn’t give a shit.
The fourth reason is the creepy lady in the passenger seat, who has blue hair and an assault rifle in her lap.
The fifth reason is the red-stained sacks of something-or-other in the backseat.
The sixth reason is… ah, hell. Need I go on?
Merbeth, K.S.. Bite (Kindle Locations 39-40). Orbit. Kindle Edition.
My First Impressions
I was drawn into this one pretty quick. I maybe wasn’t sold by this first page, but as I read a little more, I found it to be quite fun and interesting. The characters were all a bit mysterious and intriguing. Plus, the world was a bit savage and I couldn’t help but want to figure out what was going on.
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