Friday, May 15, 2020

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): City of Stairs (The Divine Cities #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett + 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.


Happy Friday everyone!  This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, City of Stairs (The Divine Cities #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett.  I've absolutely loved Foundryside and Shorefall, so I'm so excited to finally read more of his work.

Beginning:

"I believe the question, then," says Vasily Yaroslav, "is one of intent."

56:

The political instinct might wear different clothes in different nations, but underneath the pomp and ceremony it's the same ugliness.

50/50 Friday: Sidekicks Deserving Of A Spinoff/ Better Off With A Group


Deserves A Spinoff - Aunt Brigitte from Sensational (Spectacle #2) by Jodie Lynn Zdrok - Well, technically it would be a prequel, but no matter what I'd love to be back in this world.


Better Off With The Group - Poe Dameron from Resistance Reborn (Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse - He's my favorite character from the new trilogy and I'd love to see more of him on his own, but I'd like to see small things with him, Rey, and Finn all together as a group going on adventures.


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

28 comments:

  1. I read City of Stairs last year and LOVED it! I really need to pick up City of Miracles and finish the trilogy, actually. =)

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  2. Yes! More of Poe with the whole group! I love how well they play off each other.

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  3. Your book sounds very intriguing this week!! Happy weekend, stay safe!

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  4. Yes, I agree that we need more Poe Dameron!
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

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  5. That's an eerie cover! I agree with the 56, unfortunately.

    Happy reading, and happy weekend!

    My Friday Book Memes.

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    1. I know what you mean there. Thanks for coming over, Bea!

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  6. City of Stairs is one of my favorite books. Enjoy your current read!

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  7. I love the cover of Sensational. Will I ever see Paris again? The world has changed so much over night. My highlighted book's quotes

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  8. That's a spooky cover on City of Stairs. Can't tell much from the opening sentence though.

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    1. I've loved what else I've read from the author so I'm hoping this is going to be just as great.

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  9. Hope you'll enjoy this one as much as the author's previous books!

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  10. Those snippets give us something to ponder. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  11. I love that cover. Hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend! :)

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  12. The cover of City of Stars looks amazing :)

    Beena @ Beena Khan

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    1. The inside lives up to that stunning cover as well!

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  13. Oooh, I LOVE that cover! It's creepy but also kinda pretty. Love those snippets, too! I haven't read Foundryside yet, but I wanted to. Definitely think I'll have to check this author out.

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    1. He's turning into one of my favorite authors really quickly!

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