Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Iron King by Julie Kagawa


Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader.
  The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires.  Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.


This week I'm spotlighting my next read, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.  I'm actually kind of ashamed I haven't already read it.  Based on these two snippets, I'm definitely intrigued to find out more!


Book Beginning: 

The Ghost in the Computer

Ten years ago, on my sixth birthday, my father disappeared.

No, he didn't leave.  Leaving would imply suitcases and empty drawers, and late birthday cards with ten-dollar bills stuffed inside.  Leaving would imply he was unhappy with Mom and me, or that he found a new love elsewhere.  None of that was true.  He also did not die, because we would've heard about it.  There was no car crash, no body, no police mingling about the scene of a brutal murder.  It all happened very quietly.

56:

He nodded and held up the wine bottle.  "This is mistwine.  You just had a swallow.  A cup will make everything go back to normal."  He balanced the bottle on two fingers, watching it sway back and forth.  "One cup, and you'll be normal again.  Your brother's behavior will not seem strange, and you won't remember anything weird or scary.  You know what they say -  ignorance is bliss, right?"


32 comments:

  1. Interesting book. I have seen books by her but have not read any.

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    1. I've seen and heard so much about her work, I thought it was time to give her a try. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  2. I have read this book and will interested to see what you think of it. The whole series was tremendously popular in the library last year so I read the first book, this one, to see what all the fuss was about. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I hope you liked it! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I've been contemplating this book for awhile. I have heard some great things about it but I can't find a copy at my library. :-(
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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    1. I've had it on my shelf for quite a while - but I figure I'd better see what all the fuss is about. I hope you're able to find a copy.

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  4. I have this on my TBR. I heard that its good.Thanks for your post. Here is my 56
    http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-friday-56-2.html

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    1. I've heard so much about it too - about how great this author is in general. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Not my normal reading material, but it does sound good! I'd love for you to check out mine ... http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'd love to - thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog. :)

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  6. Gorgeous cover. The opening definitely makes me want to know what happened to Dad. Where can I get a bottle of mistwine?
    My Friday post features DANCING AT THE RASCAL FAIR.

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    1. I really want to know what this is all about with all that I've heard about it! :D

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  7. I read this one a long time ago, I never continued the series though. This excerpt reminds me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason.

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    1. Now that you mention it - it kind of does. We'll see what happens... Thanks for visiting!

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  8. I love the excerpt's- they really draw you in!

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    1. Yes, they do! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  9. This is another one I've been meaning to start. Kind of excited again since you shared the excerpt. Hope you enjoy it:)

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/15/the-friday-56-61-jill-kismet-the-complete-series/

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  10. I enjoyed this book, but haven't read the rest of the series yet! I read adored the Blood of Eden series by her!

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    1. I've heard so much about both - I figure it's time to find out for myself how good this author is. :)

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  11. I have not read this author yet....but this one has piqued my interest. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for visiting mine. :)

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  12. I read this book last month I think. I don't know why I waited so long to read it. Such a good book.

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  13. I like the 56 and the Book Beginnings. Would like to knowwhat happened to her father. Never heard of mistwine. Is that a real drink?

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    1. I have a feeling that it's not... so would I. :)

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  14. This is the first time I've heard of this one. It starts out with a nice mystery to get the reader curious. Nice!

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    1. Yes, it does. I'm hoping it really hooks me. :)

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  15. I LOVE this series! Happy weekend!

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  16. Omgoshe awesome pick I've been dying to read this book series for a really long time now I know shame on me but I know am going to read them soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for visiting mine. I hope you'll like it!

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