Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday Reads 3rd March 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!

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)
Book Beginning:
"Kell wore a very peculiar coat."

Friday 56:
"The music box's song faltered and came to a stop, and Kell rewound it again, and closed his eyes, letting the Grey London melody and the Red London air drag him down to sleep."
I am finally, finally reading this! I am buddy reading the series with Veronika @ Regal Critiques and I am so excited for it! That first sentence is kinda famous and I knew it before I even started - I even got chills reading it which makes me feel like I will love this series. (The first time I got chills reading a first sentence was Harry Potter so it's a good sign). The 56 is actually from page 55 as page 56 is blank! But it's a great example of Schwab's writing which I have always enjoyed in the past. 


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22 comments:

  1. Buddy reading sounds like fun.

    I like the rhythm of the words. The author has an interesting voice.

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    1. I only recently started buddy reading but I love doing it - really adds something to reading! Schwab has a very unique writing voice I think!

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  2. This is the first time I've seen this book but I love the cover and the premise of the story - sounds like it will be a good read and I love the idea of "buddy" reading. Here's my Friday meme

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    1. I've heard such amazing things about it! And I love these covers (the US ones are very different).

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  3. Sounds like you'll love this one, and I like the writing style. Today I'm sharing an oldie - 1984 by George Orwell.

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    1. I'm definitely enjoying it so far!

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  4. Okay, I might just have to read one of these books. This cover is not as creepy as some of them in the series (LOL).

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “A SEPARATION”

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    1. Haha! The US covers are so different from the UK ones it makes them seem like completely different books! It's definitely not creepy (so far at least)!

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  5. I recently added this one to my stack but I haven't found a way to fit it onto my reading calendar yet. I hope to get to it soon. This week my YA choice is The Swan Riders by Erin Bow. Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you do get to read it soon - and enjoy it! The Swan Riders is one I am very interested in!

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  6. I need to read this series!! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  7. The first sentence and the book's cover both make me want to know more. I hope the whole books gives you chills!
    My Friday post features The Other Daughter.

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  8. I read A Darker Shade of Magic a while ago, and that opening sentence is one of the most memorable lines. I actually have the second book in the series but just haven't read it yet. Enjoy the book. :-)

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    1. I'm hoping to marathon the series! I hope you get to read the second book soon!

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  9. Looks interesting! Great cover!

    Thanks for posting on BBOF!

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    1. It's great so far! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I have seen this book everywhere it seems lately. As soon as I'm done reading the current series I'm working on I'm going to start this one! My Friday 56

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    1. The third book just came out so it feels like everyone is talking about it!! Hope you enjoy it!

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  11. I keep meaning to start this one. So many books......Sigh!

    My Friday 56 from Odds and Ends

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