Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab + 50/50 Friday


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 most anticipated reads of the year, A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab!  I'm so excited to be starting in on this series finale, but I really don't want it all to be over.  Anyway, without further ado:


Beginning:

Delilah Bard - always a thief, recently a magician, and one day, hopefully, a pirate - was running as fast as she could.

56:

The driver didn't fight the magic, or if he did, it was a battle quickly lost.



This week I'm also taking part in a brand new linkup called 50/50 Friday, which is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they'll have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - this week the topic is a Novel Worth/ Not Worth the Hype.

Worth: 


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Both it and it's sequel - I'm dying for the third book in the series to come out already!


Not Worth:


Passenger by Alexandra Bracken - It kills me a little bit to say this since this was one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2016, but it just live up to my expectations.


What are you reading this week?  Have you tried any of the books I've mentioned above?  If so, what did you think of them?

38 comments:

  1. Thanks for the excerpts - sounds wonderful. "Hopefully one day pirate' made me smile. I'm sharing Our Fathers today.

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    1. Lila's back in top form!

      Thanks for sharing, Bev. :)

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  2. I actually have the second book in the series but just haven't started it yet. I've heard so many good things about A Conjuring of Light. I hope you enjoy it. :-)

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    1. The first two books were amazing and so far the third is too. :)

      Thanks Breana!

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  3. I am just reading my first VE Schwab right now: This Savage Song. I am really enjoying it. I really look forward to reading the Shades of Magic Series as well. I hope that you enjoy it! :)

    My BB

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    1. Yay! That's going to be one of my upcoming reads! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it so far and I hope you'll like the Shades of Magic series too. :)

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  4. I'm curious about the Schwab books...thanks for sharing, and enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. She's quickly become one of my favorites! :)

      Thanks for visiting mine as well!

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  5. If Sam and Dean like it, I'm in. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  6. I've seen this author's books on various blogs but haven't read any of them. Sounds like you're a big fan! I hope you enjoy this story.
    My Friday post features The Pecan Man.

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    1. Yep, the more Schwab in my life the better. :)

      Thanks, Sandra!

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  7. What a wonderful beginning. Really wonderful...wanting to be a pirate. What a twist.
    My Friday Quotes

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  8. You asked me if I thought Jane Austen event would work in a Public Library and I say yes in a big way. Select a movie that is not as well known as Pride and Prejudice (Probably Mansfield Park or Northanger Abbey) to show. Develop some trivia questions, collect some prizes to give a way. Do a big display in your display case as advertising. I think it would be fun. You could break the movie into four parts. Show part one. Stop. Play a little game of trivia. Show part two. Stop. Drink tea and eat shortbread. Play part three. Stop. Talk a bit about about the customs of the day when Austen was living, her writing/publishing, etc. Play part four. Hand out prizes for the trivia winners, random drawings, etc. Must be present to win.
    I bet it would be a big success.

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    1. Cool! Thanks for the information - maybe my library can put all this to good use! :)

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  9. I've been seeing some negative and mixed reviews for Passenger so I don't think you're alone in your disappointment. I have a serious love/hate relationship with end books of series I've loved. Hope you love it!

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  10. I really need to try this one. Everyone seems to be reading it. Illuminae was fabulous and Passenger has caught my eye.

    My Friday 56 from Beautiful Broken Girls

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    1. I love this series, and I bet you would too, Laura!

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  11. I want to read Illuminae!!! I wasn't interested at first but then the hype got to me! As for what I'm reading this week, I am reading Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and I really like it so far. I also have to read Neuromancer by William Gibson for school and.... let's just say I like that one a lot less!

    Wren @ http://fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.ca

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    1. It's so good, and the sequel is too! The Wolves of Mercy Falls - I love that series! I listened to Neuromancer on audio - and the production was pretty cool.

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  12. I've heard of both books, but have read neither of them!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! Happy reading!!

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  13. I want to do a happy dance on your behalf because you're reading this book. I hope you enjoy every moment of it!

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  14. I'm not sure what to think of this one, but the cover didn't grab me. I hope you are enjoying/did enjoy it! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'd love if your readers would too . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsSAIJK

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    1. I actually love these covers for this series. :) Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

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  15. Thanks for visiting my 56. I have both of the books you mentioned in your 50/50, I wonder if I'll have the same reactions?

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    1. I'd be interested to see what you think of them either way!

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  16. I just bought Passenger. Dang it, I hope I like it but no I'm wondering.

    Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader

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    1. I hope you'll like it more than I did.

      Thanks for visiting my blog, Carrie!

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  17. I own the first two books in both the Illuminae and Passenger series. But, I have yet to begin them. I have this bad habit of saving books. =) I'm excited to start Illuminae, though.

    Lonna @ FLYLēF

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    1. I know how that is for sure!

      I really hope you love Illuminae and Gemina!

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  18. I gotta read this series!
    As for Passenger, I liked it, but didn't love it. I think I rated it 3/5. It was lacking for me after so much hype.

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    1. I'm pretty sure I gave it the same rating...
      Thanks for visiting my blog, Freda!

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  19. Aw, I'm sorry you didn't like Passenger. I still have yet to read it but I've read some of Alexandra's other books (The Darkest Minds series) which I found were pretty good although they weren't superb. Hopefully I'll like it better than you did but we shall see! Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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