Friday, 27 January 2017

Friday Reads 27th January 2017

Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! 

The Diabolic

Book Beginning:
"Everyone believed Diabolics were fearless, but in my earliest years, all I knew was fear."
 Friday 56:
"I'd now experienced weakness, and between hiding my strength or possessing genuine frailty, I vastly preferred to hide."
I am nearly at the end of The Diabolic and I am vastly enjoying it. Nemesis is just as ruthless as I wanted her to be and such a great, interesting character. I am not as in love with the side characters (except Sidonia and Tyrus) but I am excited to see how everything resolves.

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading 

20 comments:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It seems like an interesting book.

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    1. It really was - very brutal and exciting!

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  2. I love that cover. So beautiful. This sounds like a great book.

    My Friday Book is Faithful , by Alice Hoffman.

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    1. It was - and the cover is so gorgeous!

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  3. I started this one and had to set it aside to catch up on a review or two. Need to get back to it.

    My Friday 56 from Chasing Fireflies

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    1. Yes! I've had it pushed to one side for the longest time thanks to review books but I am glad I finally picked it up!

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  4. Diabolics??? Call me intrigued! :-) Happy weeekend!

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    1. Such an interesting concept! And so hard to pull off an interesting and ruthless character that is still likable but she manages it!

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  5. Whoa, that cover image is so intense. I like the way the first sentence reveals the narrator is a diabolic without coming out and saying it.

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    1. Yes it does! Not info-dumpy which I like!

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  6. Gorgeous cover! I enjoyed the excerpts, too, even though this one is not my usual read. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine: “THE FUTURES”

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    1. Its been a while since I had read any dystopian/sci-fi and I had forgotten how fun they are!

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  7. The Friday56 excerpt definitely ties in with the book's cover! I'm curious about the "Diabolics."
    My Friday post features The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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    1. It was so good - very original and exciting!

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  8. I'll be reading this one pretty soon! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Meb

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  9. Ok. I'm hooked. This one is going on my TBR list right now.

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  10. I've seen this around but know almost nothing about it. I do like the sound of the teasers so I'll definitely have to find out more about it and hopefully pick up a copy!

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    1. I definitely do recommend it - it was such an exciting, fast-paced read!

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