Friday, August 19, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) 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.


I've put off The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater for long enough!  This week I'm spotlighting the grand finale in one of my favorite series - I guess, we'll see after I finish this one, won't we?  I've just started in on it and I can't begin to describe how beyond excited I am - and exceedingly nervous!

Beginning: 

Richard Gansey III had forgotten how many times he had been told he was destined for greatness.

56:

Gansey was still talking to his phone.  "No, traffic is nonexistent unless it's a bingo night.  A shuttle?  How many people are you expecting?  I can't imagine -- oh.  The activity bus could be pressed into service, surely."

28 comments:

  1. I have the first two books, and now that the series is finished, I'll grab the rest and get started.

    My Friday 56 from Pandemic

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  2. I really need to try this series, I have the first two books. :)

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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  3. I really need to finish this series.

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  4. Nice beginning, and I love the mention of bingo night in the other quote! I can't remember the last time I was "beyond excited" about starting a book, but that's a great feeling. Hope this one lives up to expectations.

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    1. I really hope so! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I've never read this author, but I'm definitely intrigued. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I'll have to admit that she is one of my all time favorites!

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  6. I still need to read the second book. :-)
    I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks!

      [I could have sworn I did link up...]

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  7. I literally just finished this and oh my I've been wrecked it was so good! I can't wait to hear what you think!

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    1. Yay! Good to know! I'm looking forward to your review!

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  8. I am just about to start reading this series! I am so excited!

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  9. I've heard of this series but haven't read any of the books. I'm intrigued.
    My Friday post features CHASING CHARLIE.

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  10. This series didn't really work for me. However, I'm glad that you enjoy it so much. :-)

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    1. Ah well. Thanks for coming over, Breana!

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  11. I might have audibly screamed when I saw which book you were doing for this week's 56. I love this series so much, it's ridiculous. Oh, Gansey, the way you speak always makes me laugh. Great pick this week, hope you enjoy!

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  12. I could not get into the first book at all. I hope you enjoyed the series. Happy Weekend!

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    1. That's too bad... Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  13. I love the artwork on these books covers! :D

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  14. Oh lucky you. You still get to read this book for the first time. I love the whole series.

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    1. It's just wonderful - and I want to make it last. Another part of me wants to go through it as fast as possible!

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