Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday Reads 3rd 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!

Wintersong
Book Beginning:
"Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood."

Friday 56:
"I knew that smile. I recognized it, and understood it as a challenge. Come rescue her, my dear, the smile said. Come and rescue her... if you can."
 Wintersong is one of my most anticipated releases of the year so I was so happy to be sent a copy from the publisher! I am loving the writing style and the atmosphere so far. It's so magical and sort of menacing - I feel like I am constantly on the edge of my seat whilst reading and can't stop thinking about it even when I'm not reading! This is released on the 7th (so just 4 more days to wait!!) and so far I definitely recommend picking it up! 

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

28 comments:

  1. I'm definitely looking forward to this one! Happy reading! :)

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    1. I was so excited for it and I am so glad it hasn't let me down!

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  2. I love books with that kind of atmosphere- even the covr has atmosphere lol.

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  3. Sounds like the elements of a fairy tale with good vs evil.

    My Friday quotes

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    1. It definitely has the feel of a fairy tale - I love it!

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  4. I'm glad you're enjoying this one. I've heard so much about Wintersong and the synopsis seems pretty interesting too.

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    1. I was worried it was overhyped but so far it's living up to expectations!

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  5. This one sounds really interesting. I've been seeing it around a lot. Enjoy!

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    1. It's getting a lot of hype at the moment - which I think is pretty well deserved!

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  6. This sounds good. This week I am spotlighting Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan. Happy reading!

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

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  7. Congratulations on snagging a copy. S. Jae-Jones is such a vibrant personality, I'm sure it will be an interesting read.

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    1. I was so excited! And I know - I follow her on twitter and she is so interesting!

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  8. Sounds lovely!! Happy weekend!

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  9. What a lovely looking book! Great excerpt...thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “RAINY DAY WOMEN”

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    1. It's so lovely - so beautifully written!

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  10. Sounds interesting. I love the cover too. Books that start with "Once there was ..." make me want to curl up and read.
    My Friday post features The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry.

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    1. Yes! It's so absorbing and fairy-tale-esque!

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  11. I can't wait to read this one!!! I'm so excited.

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    1. It's one of my most anticipated of the year! And it's so, so good!

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  12. A dare! Sounds good. And I like magical and menacing together.

    My Friday 56 from Every Last Word

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  13. Magical and menacing -beautiful description. No wonder you got a copy. Well done. It looks to be a beautiful book.

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    1. Thank you! It's so beautifully written and atmospheric!

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  14. What a pretty cover. And it really does look like an interesting read.
    Here is my Friday 56: https://coffeeandcatsblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/friday-56-23/

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