Friday, January 29, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer


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, Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer.  This is one of my favorite series and I'll be sad to finish it, but it's going to be so exciting to be back with some of my favorite characters!

Beginnings:

Winter's toes had become ice cubes.  They were as cold as space.  As cold as the dark side of Luna.  As cold as--

"...security feeds captured him entering the AR-Central med-clinic's sublevels at 23:00 U.T.C...."

56:

"All right.  I'm going to make you a sandwich."  Standing, Cress gathered her courage, along with her most demanding voice, and planted a hand on her hip.  "And you are going to eat it without argument.  You need to keep up your strength if you're going to be of any use to us, and Scarlet."

Wolf raised an eyebrow at her newfound gumption.

Cress flushed.  "Or...at least eat some canned fruit or something." 

47 comments:

  1. I haven't been brave enough to start this tome even though I went to the launch party. I hear it is wonderful, though. My Friday Quotes

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  2. I have been curious about this series...the covers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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    1. This series is one of my favorite! Thanks for visiting my blog, as well.

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  3. I hope you love Winter. It was so sad that this is the end of the series. I didn't want the book to end... and then it did.
    Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Amanda

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    1. I'll be so sad when it's over! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I still haven't got to Cress yet!! Hope you are enjoying Winter! :)

    Friday Memes

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    1. Thanks! Cress is fantastic - I hope you'll like it!

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  5. Reading Cinder is going to happen this year! I've been wanting to read this series for ages because it sounds fantastic but kept stalling. I'm really looking forward to reading Cinder and Winter sounds fantastic!

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    1. You really should try it! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I love the cover! Please check mine out ... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsDS

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    1. Each book in the series has a good cover. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I finally got this one. Can't wait to dive in, though I don't want it to end!

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  8. This one is on my stack and on my reading plan. I hope I can read it soon. I am spotlighting Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh this week. Look for my review tomorrow. Happy reading!

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  9. Beautiful cover, and looks like a wonderful book!

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  10. Beautiful cover, and looks like a wonderful book!

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  11. I'm so behind on this series. I've read Cinder, but that's it. I promised myself I would finish the series this year though, so I'm looking forward to that. Here's my Friday post. Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you'll like it - Cress is my favorite, but then again that may change.

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  12. I am still eagerly awaiting a copy to arrive at the library so I can enjoy it. These teasers are awesome. Happy Friday.

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    1. I hope it comes in soon for you! Happy reading!

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  13. I have this book on my shelf, I am just kind of nervous to start it.... I don't want the story to end. Also I don't know if I should read fairest first, I've heard one should.
    My Friday memesMarie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. I don't want it to end either, not really. Fairest isn't strictly necessary, but it is well worth it!

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  14. Yay, I love this series too! I hope you enjoy this last installment. Have a great weekend.

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  15. I loved this one. It really brings them all together. :-)
    Happy weekend!

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  16. I read the first and thought it was an interesting concept ... glad to see that it's made it to the 4th(?) book!

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    1. Yeah, this is the final book in the series!

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  17. I like the line, "as cold as space." That's great!

    Thanks for joining in on BBOF!

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  18. I really need to start this series - I've heard so many good things about it and I loved the 56. Here's my Friday meme

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    1. It's brilliant - one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I didn't do a Friday reads this week but I absolutely loved your post! I hope you're loving the book! Some people said they were disappointed, but I was on the other end of that spectrum. I was blown away! I'm excited to hear about you final thoughts!

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  20. Hi Lauren,

    Do you get the feeling that the series has run its course and is going to reach a natural conclusion at the end of this book?

    This isn't a series for me, however the suite of cover art, when viewed together, is quite visually stunning and for that reason alone, is sure to attract plenty of attention on the bookshelves.

    The description of the cold which Winter is feeling, gave me the shivers just reading it. But then so did reading about Cress, when she offers to make a sandwich, as she is obviously not much of a domestic goddess!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have enjoyed a good weekend :)

    Yvonne

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    1. Since it's the series finale, I hope it will wrap things up naturally. The cover art is really great for the entire series, isn't it? Considering Cress's situation, she's definitely not. :)

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  21. I hope you enjoy Winter. I really enjoyed it and thought it was an excellent last installment to the series.

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  22. Ohhh I loved Winter !!! Such a great series !!!

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  23. it's not a genre I usually read, BUT the cover is cool!

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    1. Each in the series has been. Thanks for visiting!

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  24. Great visual snippet, "Winter's toes had become ice cubes. They were as cold as space." Love it!

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