Friday, June 19, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater


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.



Today, I'm spotlighting the book I'm just about to start, Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater.  I can't express how excited I am to begin this book - and how nervous (in all the best ways, of course)!  I'm actually a little ashamed I haven't read it yet with how much I loved the previous installments - maybe it was the nerves.  :)

Book Beginnings:

ABOVE

Persephone stood on the bare mountaintop, her ruffled ivory dress whipping around her legs, her masses of white-blond curls streaming behind her.  She was gauzy, immaterial, something blown between these boulders and caught upon one of them.  The wind was fierce up here with no trees to block it.  The world below was gloriously autumnal.

56:

Noah shrugged, apologetic and smudgy.  His proximity chilled Blue as he pulled energy from her to stay visible.  He blinked at two girls who walked by pushing a cart.  They didn't seem to notice him, but it was difficult to tell if it was because he was invisible to them or just because he was Noah.  

30 comments:

  1. This book has been forever in my tbr pile (the whole series). Hopefully I'll have some free time so I could read this. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by earlier!

    Jane @ the bookdragon

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  2. Such ethereal excerpts...Now I am curious. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. I haven't started this series yet. I really should move it nearer the top of TBR mountain. Thanks for visiting my blogs. Happy reading!

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  4. The intro and cover are so beautiful, but the 56 is so sad, makes me impressed with this author's skills if the whole book is so thoughtful.
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    1. You can never go wrong with Maggie Stiefvater.

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  5. Lovely description in the opening. This isn't a genre I usually read, but I'm intrigued anyhow.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today.
    Sandy @ TEXAS TWANG

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  6. I haven't read Blue Lily, Lily Blue, but I am reading Shiver right now.

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  7. I get nervous to read the latest book in a series I really love. What if it doesn't live up to the other books?? Hopefully you enjoy this one just as much! I can't wait to get to the first one in this series.

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    1. There will be one more after this, but still I hope it's as good as the first two.

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  8. You can't see it, but I'm doing a little dance. I call it the Raven Cycle shuffle because I do it whenever someone else mentions the series. Happy reading, Lauren!

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  9. Don't you just love the series? I'm completely hooked on it. Can't wait for the fourth book.

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    1. I'm loving it - Stiefvater is one of my favorite authors.

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  10. I have the first two books in this series but haven't read them.

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  11. Not my typical read but the descriptions are lovely.

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  12. Awesome pick I've been dying to read this book series for a long time now. Now I really want to read them I am probably going to get them out the library first and see if I like this book series or not. Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

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  13. Have not read anything from Stiefvater, but love the use of the descriptor 'gauzy'. Enjoy.

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  14. I am still needing to read book #2. :-) I have it, just need to get on reading it.
    Happy weekend!

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  15. This series is new to me but does sound interesting. I hope the book lives up to your expectations.

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