Friday 16 June 2017

Friday Reads 16th June 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 Sandcastle Empire
Book Beginning:
"I won't miss these mornings."

Friday 56:
"The three of us turn to look at Hope. She doesn't speak much, but when she does, people listen."
I'm only 100 pages in to this so far but I am loving it! The four characters we currently have are so different and interesting and the situation they are in is exciting to read about. I don't know where the story is going overall but everything so far has been great!  

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  1. Such a cool cover and it sounds fantastic too!

  2. The blurb sounds good - and I enjoyed the second excerpt - I like people like that. Happy reading. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert is what I'm reading this weekend.

  3. I've seen this one before but never really stopped to see what it was about. It does look interesting. Enjoy!

  4. Hi Clare,

    Glad you are enjoying it! Sounds fun.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Here is mine for this week:

    Sassy x

  5. I read this one recently and enjoyed it. It created an interesting and plausible world. My YA pick this week is from TBR mountain - Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce. Happy reading!

  6. I love the sound of the character Hope...someone who doesn't speak often, but when she does, people listen.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “YOU’LL NEVER KNOW, DEAR”

  7. Love that first line! Happy weekend!

  8. That cover, though. Also, the first line leaves me wondering what it is about the mornings your protagonist won't miss. Happy reading!

    -eli @ the (book) supplier
    My 56:

  9. Nice excerpts :)Here's my Friday Post Inspiration Pie. Have a great weekend!

  10. I am glad to hear you are enjoying this one! I do like the excerpt you shared. I hope you have a great weekend! Thank you for sharing.

  11. Really like that cover. And I enjoy stories with multiple main characters. Enjoy:)

    My Friday 56 from The Nutting Girl

  12. Nice cover. Glad to hear that you're enjoying it so far.

  13. Love the cover and hope you enjoy it further too!
    Here's my Friday Reads

  14. I can't say I've heard of this one, but I'm glad you're liking it! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me