Friday, July 10, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): World After by Susan Ee


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, World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee.  I loved the first installment of this series and I absolutely can't wait to see what happens in the sequel!  If it's anywhere as good as these snippets, I'll be in for quite a ride!

Book Beginning:

Everyone thinks I'm dead.

I lie with my head on my mother's lap in the open bed of a large truck.  The dawn light etches the grief lines on my mom's face while the rumble of the engines vibrates through my limp body.  We're part of the Resistance caravan.  Half a dozen military trucks, vans, and SUVs weave through dead cars from San Francisco.  On the horizon behind us, the angels' aerie still smolders in flames after the Resistance strike. 

56:

Crouched and loping.  Stunted black wings.  The shapes of emaciated men.  

I don't know what they are, but my primal brain recognizes them, because even in my dream, my heart speeds up and my instincts whisper run, run, run.

41 comments:

  1. I have this series in my library and, as I've said before, now I know I have to read it.

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  2. Yep. Definitely need to move this series higher on my TBR.

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    1. Great - I'm glad I could influence your decision.

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  3. The first book is on my Kindle and has been for years. I need to move it up the stack. My YA BB and 56 come from Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson. Happy reading!

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  4. Never heard of this series before but purely because of that start it's now on my TBR!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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  5. Ooh, sounds exciting and intense. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE PERFECT SON”

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  6. I've heard of this series but don't know too much about it. It definitely sounds like an intense read. Hope you enjoy it!

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  7. I agree that this one sounds intense, but it does sounds very interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a great weekend!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for visiting mine as well.

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  8. I agree that this one sounds intense, but it does sounds very interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I'm so glad to hear you're picking this up next. I love this series, but I still need to pick up the last installment. Happy reading!

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  10. Interesting cover, first time I have heard of this series. Happy Friday!
    Here is my Friday 56:
    http://missdothacker.blogspot.com/2015/07/friday-56-will-pooles-island.html?showComment=1436559616950#c336502453734994566

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  11. This one is waiting in my kindle. I really need to get reading. Especially after your excerpt.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/07/10/the-friday-56-68-for-nick-by-taylor-dean/

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  12. First time I've heard of the series. It sounds pretty suspenseful!

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  13. This is a new book for me. Sounds like a very tension filled story.

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  14. I have a hard time reading books with angels in it. This series looks interesting though. May have to give it a try. Happy weekend!

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    1. I usually don't read angel books either, but the first book in this series can't be missed. Thanks!

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  15. This is one of my favorite series and I really need to get around to reading book 3.

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  16. I love this series. Probably the best Angel themed series out there. I really really want to read the last one. But I just got a bunch of books, so I have to wait or try and get it from the library.

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    1. I haven't read many angel books, but I agree with you. I hope you enjoy number 3.

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  17. I never heard about this series before. Sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog. Nadene@Totally Addicted to Reading

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  18. I've heard a lot of good things about this series, thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  19. Well, both of those snippets are intriguing as is the cover. I'm curious. I hope the book is good!

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  20. I love the cover... and the opening... and the 56 snippet...

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    1. They sound so great. Thanks for visiting.

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