Friday, 7 April 2017

Friday Reads 7th April 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!

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)
Book Beginning:
"I did not set out to ruin my sister's debut."

Friday 56:
"It is to be hoped," Papa said, "that the Circle will lose interest in you during your absence. I care less for the scandal than for your safety."

I am only a little further on than the 56 so far so I am not yet sure what I think of this. So far it's been fun but hasn't totally blown me away? But the whole setup really intrigues me - Historical Fiction and Fantasy are two of my favourite genres so in theory this should be fantastic. The sister relationship really interests me because it seems to be a very hate/love rivalry but with some caring feelings sort of thing and that is so complex and I want more of it - but with Anna in Hungary and her sister back in England that seems unlikely which is a shame. I like Anna but she is also thoroughly annoying at times - but in a way that suggests there might be character growth later? So fingers crossed for that!! 

Have you read this? Let me know what you thought of it if you have, I'd love to know!

Question:
On a completely unrelated note - I am currently thinking of starting a weekly link up where you could link your favourite blog post from the past week (either one you are super proud of or even someone else's post that you loved), I've been really wanting to interact and discover new blogs even more and I think this would be such a fun and positive way of doing that. Please do let me know if that is something you would be interested in!!


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28 comments:

Bev Bouwer said...

That cover. Gorgeous. Not sure about combining fantasy with Historical fiction, but hey, why not?

I love your idea. I would definitely participate in that favourite blog post linky.

Greg said...

I love that cover, and hope this one gets better for you!

And I second the idea- I would totally link up if you did that!

Kathy Martin said...

I really enjoyed that book. I hope you do too. This week I am reading The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer. Happy reading!

Nadene said...

The cover is gorgeous. I like your idea and something I would love to be a part of.
Here is my post
http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/04/friday-meme.html

Roberta said...

The first person voice draws me in.

Your link up idea sounds good. I'll be looking for it :-)

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

I think your idea of a weekly link up about blogs is a great one! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsTTT

sherry fundin said...

I am always on the lookout for new blogs to follow too. The linky is a great idea.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

fredamans said...

A good scandal can make for great reading. :-) Happy weekend!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do love the cover...and I'm always up for a scandal.

I like the idea of linking up favorite blog posts. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “BEACH BREEZE”

Breana M. said...

I've heard some mixed things about this book. I hope you enjoy it. And I think the linky sounds like a great idea.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cover. I hope you are enjoying the book.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

I hope Anna shows that well hoped for character development. I really like your link up idea!

Tangled N Books said...

Sounds like an awesome Fantasy book! Happy Weekend :]

Clare Stone said...

Yeah its kind of a hard combination to manage in terms of societal structure? But she seems to be handling it well!
Thank you!

Clare Stone said...

It is such a gorgeous cover I'm hoping for great things (or greatER anyway)!
And thank you!

Clare Stone said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Clare Stone said...

It really is! And thanks! I will hopefully start it soon since people are interested!

Clare Stone said...

I always seem to do better with first person - and Anna has a strong voice which is great!
Thanks - I'll probably be starting it next week! :)

Clare Stone said...

Thanks! Hope you'll be able to take part!

Clare Stone said...

Thank you! Hopefully it works!

Clare Stone said...

Its certainly a great start to a story! :)

Clare Stone said...

Same! It's such a beautiful book!
Thank you!

Clare Stone said...

Yeah I've heard some mixed things now as well! Hopefully I will like it? But at least its a pretty book!
Thank you!

Clare Stone said...

Its a beautiful book! So far I'm not blown away by the story but it does show promise!

Clare Stone said...

So do I because if she stays as she is I will end up disliking her!! Thank you!

Clare Stone said...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend! :)

Lauren Stoolfire said...

The snippets definitely make me want to know more. :)

Clare Stone said...

I wasn't super impressed with it by the end actually! So much potential but so many inaccuracies about Europe and the main character was just awful!

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