Friday, November 2, 2018

Sci-Fi Month 2018 - The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff + 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.


Welcome to Sci-Fi Month 2018!  Sci-Fi Month is a month long celebration of all things sci-fi and it's hosted by Imyril @ One More and Lisa @ Dear Geek Place (Image credit: Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash, Quote from The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers).


This week I'm spotlighting my first Sci-Fi Month read (and Fall Bookish Bingo read), Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  I love this series and I'm enjoying the finale so far, but I don't know if I'm ready for it all to end yet.

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50/50 Friday: Best/ Worst Read In October


Worst - The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch - I've read a lot of YA dystopian, but this novel didn't stand out in comparison to other examples of the genre.


Best - The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2) by N.K. Jemisin - Easily the best sci-fi novel I've read all month, and the audiobook narrator does an awesome job.

What are you reading this week? Are you taking part in Sci-Fi Month this year?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

27 comments:

  1. I forgot that Obsidio was out. I want to know how the series ends so I need to read it.

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  2. The Obelisk Gate has such a pretty cover! I need to check that series out!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  3. I should really try to read Obsidio this month as well, thanks for reminding me!

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  4. I've bought the first two books, but haven't read them yet. I will soon, I hope. :-) Happy weekend!

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  5. I haven't read Sci-Fi in ages. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. Here's mine:
    “TRY NOT TO BREATHE”

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  6. I'm still stuck on Gemina. The size is pretty daunting as is the unconventional text. I hope you enjoy this one. This week I am featuring a historical mystery - A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden. Happy reading!

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  7. Love the cover for The Eleventh Plague. Sorry it was a disappointment...for both of us. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. Ah the dystopians… I'm not sure the genre is going to survive much longer. It was a bit like a flash fire, you know? We all got swept up into the craze in the 2000s and 2010s and now it's a bit worn out. Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  9. My eyes are too old. I can't read the quotes. Can you make them bigger? I always wanted to read that series. Never enough time to read everything one wants to read, huh? My book is called 1968 Do you remember that year?

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  10. I've seen this series mentioned a bit lately. Everyone so far seems to enjoy it.

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  11. Yay for Obsidio! It's pretty fun. :) Hope you love it!

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  12. Oh I loved Obsidio!! I loved the entire series, but I really liked how they wrapped everything up.

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