Friday, July 13, 2018

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir + 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, A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir, which is one of my most highly anticipated sequels of 2018.  I'm so excited to be reading this new release considering how much I loved the first two books in the series!  Then again, I know the final part is still upcoming next year so I'm scared to find out where this will leave our characters!

Beginning:

You love too much, my king.

56:

"Have you ever seen so many spirits this close to the border, Darin?"  The ghosts appear to multiply by the second.  "It cannot be just to torment me.  Something has happened to Elias.  Something is wrong."  I feel a pull that I cannot explain, a compulsion to move toward the Forest of the Dusk.

50/50 Friday: Favorite Book That's The Most/ Least Quotable


Most - The Princess Bride by William Goldman - I'm going to be honest, the same thing goes for the movie adaptation!


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer - I loved this back when I read it several years ago before I started blogging.  Now, though?  I can't remember any direct quotes from it at all...


Have you read any of these books yet?  What are you reading this Friday?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow - you remember quotes. I have to write them down, or save them somewhere. Which I do, a lot. I like the look of Reaper at the Gates, and hope you enjoy it. I'm featuring The Paris Secret by Karen Swan this week.

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    1. Sometimes I actually can if they really stand out. Otherwise I save them. For this I went through a list of most quotable books to see what I could remember for ideas. :)

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  2. Good quotes. I am not so much into these kind of books, fantasy is it? I will have a look into the 50/50 which sounds interesting.

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    1. Yep, it's fantasy. 50/50 Friday is a lot of fun - I hope you'll join in for it. :)

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  3. No, I haven't read any of these books. I would love to read the Jonathan Safran Foer one. I've looked at it for a long time. Need to get my hands on it. The first book beginning is very romantic. I like it.

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    1. I hope you like Foer when you get to him. I don't know if I'd call it romantic, but it sure sounds like it that way doesn't it. :)

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  4. It's a good thing when you get to read one of your most anticipated books of the year...especially during the summer! Enjoy!

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  5. My niece is reading the Tahir series. I wonder if she knows that a new one came out. See what we are featuring at Girl Who Reads

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    1. Thanks for coming over, Donna. :) I hope you niece likes the series.

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  6. I'm curious about these books. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE OTHER WIFE”

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  7. I downloaded THE PRINCESS BRIDE on audio then figured out it wasn't the book it was summary of the book which makde it like the move. HMPH. I guess I will have to read the print version of it. Love the movie, though. My Frida Quotes - The Prince and the Dressmaker

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    1. It's definitely worth it, Anne. :)

      Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Hope book three lives up the the first two for you.

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  9. Yes to The Princess Bride!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  10. I need to read this series!! Happy weekend!

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    1. You really should, Freda! Have a good one. :)

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  11. I need to catch up on the Ember in the Ashes book. Intrigued by the excerpt. Happy weekend, Lauren!

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  12. Great snippets! They really make me want to start this series! Happy reading! :)

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  13. The book really isn't for me. But I love your quotes. I write down ones I love, and then I promptly lose them. ;-)

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    1. Ah well... I know what you mean about losing things like that.

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  14. I think I remember being quite disappointed by Extremely Loud. It seemed like everybody else was blown away by the book and I felt as though I must have missed the point.

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  15. YES The Princess Bride!! I STILL haven't read the book and I desperately need to because the movie is seriously gold. Is the book as good as the movie or vice versa? Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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