Friday, 24 February 2017

Friday Reads 24th February 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 Forbidden Wish
Book Beginning:

"I sense the boy the moment he sets foot in the cave.For the first time in centuries, I stir."

Friday 56:

"With a cry she leaps into the air, plants a foot on the pole, and pushes off, vaulting through the air toward her opponent." 

I am kinda loving this so far. The writing is great, really evocative and beautiful and I want to savour it but at the same time - I want to find out what happens and rush to the ending. So I am torn. I am only a little past the 56 at the moment, which is a scene with a new character I am already kind of in love with and want to know more about but, you know, spoilers so I won't talk about it. 
I am loving the way Zahra feels like a girl but also you get the sense of all the centuries she has been alive. Romances between really old beings and humans sometimes feel weird to me because there is always such an obvious maturity gap - and whilst Zahra is clearly wiser and more mature than Aladdin she also has this hidden vulnerability that makes her feel very human. 
We also get little snippets from Zahra's past - with her last Master - and I am loving those as well. They are really interesting but tense because you already know how that story ended you just don't know how they reached that part. So yeah, feel like I'm raving a little - but I love this story.

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20 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What an intriguing read this must be! I haven't read this author, but I am definitely curious. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Roberta said...

That is a wonderful book beginning. I really want to know what happens next.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I've been eyeing this - it sounds great! Happy reading. :)

Clare Stone said...

I hadn't read anything by her before and I was hesitant about this - but its so good! Definitely one of the better retellings I've read!

Clare Stone said...

I know! So attention grabbing!

Clare Stone said...

You should definitely pick it up! It's really good! :)

Greg said...

Jessica Khoury usually writes good stuff- I read a couple of her other books and liked 'em.

Breana M. said...

I actually have heard of this book before and it does seem interesting.

Kathy Martin said...

This sounds good. I'll have to add it to my list. I have a fantasy and final book in a trilogy this week - Freedom's Slave by Heather Demetrios. Happy reading!

fredamans said...

Sounds like an exciting read, and I love that cover! Happy weekend!

Katherine P said...

This sounds like a gorgeous read! I love the cover and the voice in the teasers. I can see why you're enjoying it!

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds interesting. Glad to hear you're enjoying it.

Laura Thomas said...

I've seen this book before. It does sound good and I'd definitely read it:)

My Friday 56 from Relentless

Clare Stone said...

This is the first of her I've read although I am curious about her other books now!

Clare Stone said...

It's really good so far!

Clare Stone said...

Isn't that a genie book as well? I've been curious about that series!

Clare Stone said...

It's so beautiful, inside and out! Happy weekend!

Clare Stone said...

I really am - such a good read!

Clare Stone said...

It's great so far!

Clare Stone said...

You definitely should - it's really very beautiful!

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