Monday, January 16, 2017

Sentence Sneak Peek: Dreadnought

Dreadnought (Nemesis #1) by April Daniels

The first sentence from each chapter of Dreadnought, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Read via NetGalley for review
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

“This is taking too long.”

“A buzzing thrill shoots through me, all the way down to my toes.”

“It’s full dark now, and I’m still hidden here behind the tree near our driveway.”

“Where do you think you’re going?”

“Legion Tower is a landmark in New Port.”

“The briefing room is surreal because it’s exactly how I imagined it would be.”

“The wind pulls at my cape as I stand at the edge of the landing balcony at the top of Legion Tower.”

Minovsky_Particle has signed on.

Minovsky_Particle has signed on.

David doesn’t get over it, at least not today.”

Metal crumples around my shoulders.”

“The first thing I notice when I wake up is pain, but I feel good.”

“My final period is study hall, but I sign out from the classroom to take it in the library instead and then leave school early.”

“The new super suit is exactly the same as the old one in all respects, but I still can’t help but think it feels a little snug.”

“For a moment, I’m frozen.”

“It took a moment to get the hang of following Calamity from a few hundred feet up so I wouldn’t be spotted.

“Calamity scooches off the front of the building and drops two stories straight down with a flutter of her jacket.”

“Another note shows up in class calling me to the office.”

“The bar is called the Flying Dutchman, and it has no sign.”


“So we don’t find Utopia that weekend.”

“By the time I finish the final draft of an essay about Mistress Malice’s campaign for world domination (short version: with over a quarter million confirmed dead including thirty-nine heroes and a hundred and eighty-two fighter pilots, Mistress Malice remains the undisputed heavyweight champion of supervillains, even almost sixty years after her death), Sarah has become Calamity in everything but costume.”

“His name is Gerald and he just wanted to be special.

“Sarah calls in sick on Tuesday and doesn’t show up to school.”

Calamity taps on my window almost exactly at ten pm on Wednesday.”


“The blast flings me into some fallen machinery.”

“With hot water and several wads of paper towels, I wash Calamity’s blood and vomit from my chest.”

“The wind snaps at my cape as I power across town.”

“My eyes snap open.”

Gnarled fingers of black smoke curl like some enormous claw rising from the train yards.”

“Air raid sirens rise in wailing crescendos over the city.”

“In the fight’s first half-second, explosions ripple up my chest, neck, and face.”

Four mecha, one of me, and last time I tried this they kicked me around like a soccer ball.”

“Up through the air like a shot, through the sound barrier, and across the skyline.

“The world peels away and leaves behind a scarlet haze.”

“Doc Impossible retakes control of Legion Tower’s systems and flushes the nerve gas from the briefing room.”


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