Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn


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 one of my current reads, Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn.  I've only made it through the prologue so far, but I've certainly been hooked by those opening pages and the premise behind the story sounds excellent - moonshine that grants twisted wishes, yes please!  Here's to hoping the rest of the novel holds up!



Beginning:

"I gave you my name for a reason, Lennie.  It might not be worth much now, but someday real soon, I'm going to make it so Cash is a name nobody ever forgets.  I'm serious, Lennie.  People are gonna remember us."

56: 

"If your father were here, he'd roll out the red carpet and gilded cage.  And if he knew that in his absence you'd been treated with anything but the best, well, he'd kill me."  The man titters nervously.  "I'm joking.  Probably.  I hope.  Right?"

36 comments:

  1. I have heard of Down with the Shine before, but I never stopped to really see what it was about. It does looking interesting.

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    1. It's caught my interest! :)

      Thanks for visiting, Breana!

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  2. This does sound good. I hope you enjoy it. This week my book is Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman. Happy reading!

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  3. This book just pops up EVERYWHERE. Need to get my hands on it. Can't wait for your review. Enjoy! I've just posted my Friday Meets as well. Happy weekend!

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  4. I DNF'ed this book fairly quickly, but it may not have been entirely fair for me to put it down. I just was interested in other, flashier titles.

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    1. I know that feeling - so many books, so little time!

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  5. I have this one to review and can't wait to try it so I hope you enjoy it.

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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    1. I can't wait to see your review too, Stormi! :)

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  6. I keep seeing this book everywhere and I am defintely interested in reading it! Great Post.

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  7. This sounds like a really good read. I love the cover, and the synopsis sounds great as well.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. It sounds like it has a lot of potential, doesn't it! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love this cover and the beginning and 56 are really good! I hope it holds up well!

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  9. This one has piqued my interest...thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “THE BEAUTY OF THE END”

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  10. Love that cover and both snippets!! Sounds like a fab read! Happy weekend!!

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  11. I've wanted to read this book for ages! Glad to see you're liking it so far :D

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    1. I hope you have to chance to get to it soon! :)

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  12. Fantasy is not my usual read but this one sounds promising!

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    1. I hope it turns out to be just as promising as it sounds!

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  13. I do like the sound of that premise. Love the humor in te 56. Happy weekend and 4th of July!

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  14. Ooh, I'm intrigued!! I do want to read this one, although I feel like the premise is kind of hilarious and I'm not sure if it IS a comedy-ish novel or not.😂 BUT IT STILL LOOKS GOOD!!! And those snippets definitely are intriguing!

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    1. It definitely has those elements, but I wouldn't call it a comedy exactly. Thanks for coming over, Cait!

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  15. This sounds like an interesting book. Anything with daddies coming to the rescue of their mistreated child (young or adult) sounds good.

    Thanks for visiting PS Annie! Have a blessed weekend. :)

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    1. In those snippets at least! :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog as well!

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  16. I love the 56! This sounds like a fun book! I hope you are enjoying it! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy Sunday!

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  17. Moonshine?!? lol now I'm definitely intrigued. Great post and thanks for visiting my page.

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