Friday, June 29, 2018

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Ash and Quill (The Great Library #4) by Rachel Caine + 50/50 Friday




On Friday's I take part in three weekly link ups - The Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and 50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up and it is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. For The Friday 56, you choose a book, a book you have just finished, a book you are about to start, your current read, and share a line or a few lines that grab you (but don't spoil anything) from page 56 or 56% of the way through the ebook. Post it and share your post's url on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post. As for Book Beginnings, you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires, and then link up your post's url with Rose City Reader. Then, for 50/50 Friday, every week there's a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts blogs.



This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) by Rachel Caine.  I've absolutely loved the previous installments of the series and I'm so happy to be back in this world.  I've actually got an ARC of book four, Smoke and Iron, from NetGalley and I plan on jumping immediately into the next story after I complete this installment.



Beginning:

Books burned so easily.

Paper tanned in the fluttering heat, then sparked sullen red at the edges.  Flames left fragile curls of ash.  Leather bindings smoked and shriveled and blackened, just like burning flesh.

56:

What wasn't burning would be shaken apart.  And yet, as he looked around, he didn't see despair.

He saw determination.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Genre

For those of you that keep up with my reading habits, you may already know this, but here they are:



Least Favorite - Romance



Favorite - Fantasy

26 comments:

  1. Enjoy! Thanks for reminding me that I need to begin this series. Book 4 on the horizon already? How is that possible? It seems like Book 1 was released only yesterday.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! I feel you there - seems like it was only yesterday. :)

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  2. I'm so behind in this series. Now I'm all excited to dive back in. LOL

    My Friday 56 from One Summer....at Charlie's Diner

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    1. It's a good time to get started in on it!

      Thanks for sharing, Laura!

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  3. I started The Great Library series and loved it, but just haven't been able to keep up. Now I want to try though, after seeing how much you loved book 2😁

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    1. I don't blame you, Tammy! I hope you can get caught up!

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  4. I swear I must have been under a rock somewhere! I haven't even heard of this book, let alone the series.. I must get my hands on them all now!!!

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    1. It definitely doesn't get as much love as it deserves - you totally need them!

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  5. I like the cover. I feel like I really should read this series!! I almost cried at the beginning... books burning, what a travesty!! Yup, I'm drawn right in!
    Happy Canada day weekend, and happy early Independence day!

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    1. I have a feeling you would really get into it, Freda. :)

      Thanks for coming over!

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  6. I want to read this series so much! It sounds amazing and I love that beginning.

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    1. It's absolutely fantastic, Katherine! I hope you get to it!

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  7. Romance seems to be common and so does fantasy lol. But I totally get why fantasy is loved so much, it's awesome!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  8. A series set in a library? How have I not even heard of this?!

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    1. The Great Library of Alexandria of all places, too! :)

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  9. I'm enjoying this series too. The newest was also excellent. This week I am featuring Scandal Above Stairs by Jennifer Ashley. Happy reading!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you've been liking it as well. :)

      Thanks for coming over, Kathy.

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  10. Hi Lauren! Looks good, (Dean lol) and so does that book/series :)

    Here is mine: http://bit.ly/MagicalSecret

    Today I am featuring a free book!
    Sassy x

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    1. Ha - can't say I blame you there! :)

      Thanks for sharing with me, Sassy!

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  11. I don't think I've come across this series before. But it looks like something I'd enjoy.

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    1. I have a feeling you'd enjoy it, Nicki. :)

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  12. Looks like a great book. I like how the 56 relates back to the beginning too. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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  13. Fantasy is one of my favorites, too! I love how versatile it can be :) I also don't really enjoy romance. I love a good romantic subplot but somehow, when it turns into the main plotline, I just can't stand it. Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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