Friday, December 18, 2015

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Wrath & The Dawn (The Wrath & The Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh


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 the book I'm just starting, The Wrath & The Dawn (The Wrath & The Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh.  I've heard so many amazing things about this novel that I honestly can't say why I've put it off for so long.  I can't put into words how excited I am to finally see what everyone's been talking about!

Book Beginning:

It would not be a welcome dawn.

Already the sky told this story, with its sad halo of silver beckoning from beyond the horizon.

56:

"You must know the caliph well," she began.

His amusement faded slightly.  "I've known Khalid since he was a little boy."

"Are you good friends?"

"No."

"I see."  She drew back the arrow farther and released it.  This time, it sailed much closer to its target, but still managed to land buried in the sand.  

38 comments:

  1. This book title is well known to me, since I had to request it at countless book stores for a 15 yo daughter. Everytime I said the author's name, I automatically started spelling it... She did love it once we found it. Here's one she recommended to me. Friday Book Mystery

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    1. I'm glad she liked it (and that you finally found it)! :) When I picked this up at my local bookstore, it was the only copy in stock. Thanks for sharing, Bev!

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  2. This book title is well known to me, since I had to request it at countless book stores for a 15 yo daughter. Everytime I said the author's name, I automatically started spelling it... She did love it once we found it. Here's one she recommended to me. Friday Book Mystery

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  3. I loved this book! Hope you are enjoying it!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/friday-reads-18th-december-2015.html

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    1. So far, I'm loving it and I'm glad you did, too! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping that's exactly the case!

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  5. I LOVE this book. I hope you totally love it as well!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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  6. Heard a lot of good things about this book.

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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  7. This book sounds good! Everyone seems to love it!
    Great choice!

    My Friday56! :D

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    1. Seems to be the case doesn't it. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This book sounds pretty good. Love the cover. Thanks for visiting me at http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsSweetPepper !

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  9. This book sounds pretty good. Love the cover. Thanks for visiting me at http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsSweetPepper !

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  10. A new author to me, but those excerpts pique my interest. Thanks for sharing and enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  11. The more people I see feature The Wrath and the Dawn the more I want to read it. Happy Friday!

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    1. I hope you get the chance to pick it up, because so far it's pretty awesome!

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  12. Great book! I can't wait for the second one! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

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  13. Based on your excerpts and the comments on your post, this sounds like a really good book. I love the eye-catching cover too.
    My Friday post features THE LOCKET.

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    1. I'm enjoying it so far - thanks for sharing!

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  14. I started this one but put it back down. I had recently read a book that felt similar and wasn't it the mood for another. My 56 this week comes from The Tournament at Gorlan by John Flanagan. Happy reading!

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    1. I understand - I hope you'll give it another shot though. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This book has been on my wish list since I first heard about it, and now I only want to read it more. Happy Friday!
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  16. I really hope you enjoy this one as much as I did, Lauren!

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  17. I really wanna read this one! Happy weekend!

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  18. Love the cover.

    Sounds good. I haven't heard of it before.

    Have a good weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  19. This is one I've been wanting to read. I've added it one of my 2016 reading challenges so I'll be able to get to it:)

    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/12/18/the-friday-56-89-murder-and-other-unnatural-disasters/

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    1. I hope you'll like it! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. This makes me want to pick up Wrath and the Dawn! I read the first 80 pages this fall, but didn't finish it because of my busy schedule. I hope you like it!

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    1. I hope you do get the chance - thanks so much!

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