Friday reads was invented by The Candid cover
It’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:
- Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
- The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
My Current read
I was seventeen when I brought a bird back to life.
And we’re starting with a reminder of just how powerful our main is. I love when we have lovable characters that can do the most unnatural stuff. It give the story such a delightful contrast of light and dark.
The Friday 56
After the whole… debacle that was our fucked-up courtship, my mother and father had invited Ryan out to lunch, telling me in no uncertain terms that I was not allowed to join them.
And that’s how you end up with a dead boyfriend letting your really protective parents go on a secret lunch with him…
I’m not dead! (Yay) I’m finally mostly settled in Edinburgh so the first thing I needed to do was get back into a posting schedule. I promise notthing but I will try and post a few times each week. For now I’m sticking to memes and reviews though.
This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.
It’s basically to check in, see what I’m reading at real-time.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
She bent most of the rules. She broke the rest.
Format: Spanish Paperback
Length: 492 pages
Rating: 4/5 ★★★★☆
It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.
Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.
Review for the first book A Darker Shade of Magic
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