Bookish memes on Friday – February 15, 2019

Dear book-lovers,

It’s Friday and time for a Friday memes of Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted @ Rose City Reader, First Lines Fridays @ Wandering Words and The Friday 56 hosted @Freda’s Voice. So the idea for this post is to share with you a few first lines from a book that I have decided to feature today, and to share a snippet from page 56 or in case of eBook a sneak peek 56% into the book. Let’s not keep you waiting and look at today’s featured book.

Just a few days ago there was a new and exciting release of third book in Devil’s Night series, which I love with its darkness and twisted thrills. Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3) by Penelope Douglas was published on February 9, 2019, however, I don’t have this book in my possession yet, so I decided to feature the first book in the series to honor the new one – Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) by Penelope Douglas 🙂

The first lines of the book


There’d be no reason for him to show up at his brother’s farewell party, since they couldn’t stand each other, so…

No, he won’t be here.

This makes me think that he just may be there 🙂 This snippet is from chapter of Erika’s POV, and I’m already intrigued.

56% into the book

The top  of her hair glowed in the soft light from the moon, and every time her nervous glances over her shoulder hit me, it made my heart beat faster.

I’m going to make you scream.

This snippet is from chapter of Michael’s POV. We can see that this is going somewhere dark. This is so thrilling and exciting, because it’s just fiction. There is no way that in real life I would feel the same as it would scare the sh** out of me. However, going down the darkest part of the road via a book is fun.

corruptTitle: Corrupt
Author: Penelope Douglas
Series: Devil’s Night #1
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Penelope Douglas LLC
Format: Kindle Edition (owned)
Pages: 461
Genres: New Adult, Suspense, Dark Contemporary Romance

*Note: Trigger warning basically for everything, this book contains mature content and is not for those week of heart.



I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.


The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

***Corrupt can be read as a stand-alone. No cliffhanger.

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Thanks for stopping by! I loved this book! How about you? Are you ready to embrace the dark and scary part of our fictional world by taking a chance on this thrilling, dark and emotionally charged wonder that is Corrupt by Penelope Douglas?

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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