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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Half Wild (Half Bad #2) by Sally Green

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.

Today, I'm spotlighting my current read, Half Wild (Half Bad #2) by Sally Green.  I was super lucky and won an ARC of Half Bad through the Goodreads First Reads Program last year.  I absolutely loved it and was eager to get to the sequel.  I just got off the waitlist at the library, so I eagerly dove in.  I'm not too far along yet, but I'm expecting great things!

Book Beginnings:

A New Day

a crossbill calls

another bird replies, not a crossbill

the first bird takes over again

and again

the crossbill--

shit, it's morning

i've been asleep

it's morning, very early

shit, shit, shit

need to wake up                                                                                            need to wake up

can't believe i've been asl--


"She sent you to steal Gabriel's letters and she has my knife."

"Well, as I said, stealing off a dead body isn't technically stealing."

"What is it?"

Nesbitt looks like he gives this serious thought, then shrugs and says, "Tidying up  the countryside in your case, kid."  He grins.  "Like picking up litter."

"But taking letters is stealing; they don't belong to you."

"Well, for a start, I haven't taken them cos they ain't here  Though I'm guessin' you have 'em."


  1. Now I am definitely curious! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    1. You're welcome and thanks for visiting mine too! :)

  2. That's an unusual beginning! I like the dialogue in your 56 excerpt. Sounds real.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    (FYI: Your links on the Book Beginnings and Friday 56 lists didn't work for me. I linked through your comment on my blog.)

  3. This one sounds interesting. And thank for visiting me!

  4. *averts eyes* I haven't read the first book yet.

  5. That's quite the beginning! I much rather enjoyed the 56 though; hope you're enjoying this one!

  6. I never heard of this one, but it sounds interesting.

    1. You may want to check out the first in the series!

  7. It's always fun to win books. Hope you enjoy!

  8. I haven't read Half Bad yet - for some reason I haven't felt drawn to it. Which is strange, because it sounds like something I might like. Maybe one day!

  9. You've got me! I've heard of this series before. Now I'll take another look at it:)

    Thanks for visiting my 56!

    1. Yay! I hope you fall in love with this series like I have!

  10. Awesome pick it is really intriguing I've been kind of iffy to read this book series because of the mix reviews I've seen but now I really curious to read this book series. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by mine too!

      I hope you decide to pick it up!


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