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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Nevernight by 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.

This week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff.  This is going to be my fourth book on my way to my first Bookish Bingo - I actually hosted a poll on Twitter to narrow it down to this one!  I actually don't know why I haven't already read this because it sounds like it'll be amazing.


People often shit themselves when they die.


"Why do you call your horse Flowers?" Mia asked, as she and Tric prepared to climb.

"... What's wrong with Flowers?"

"Well, most men name their horses something a little more... manly, is all."

"Legend or Prince or suchlike."

"I met a horse named Thunderhoof once."  She raised a hand.  "Light's truth."

50/50 Friday: Most/ Least Favorite Character Name

Most - Adelina from The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu - Although Adelina is not a heroine, she still has one of the most beautiful names out there.  It's still one of my favorites.

Least - Renesmee from Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga #4) by Stephenie Meyer - Renée and Esmé are fine names on their own, so please just pick one.  And, what the heck was with that nightmare CGI baby in the movie?


  1. I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Enjoy! :-)

  2. First of all! the cover is slaying! And I've been waning to read this book since it came out! Hope you're enjoying!

    Happy Reading!

    1. It's so cool isn't it! :) I hope you like it when you get to it! :)

  3. Jesus Christ... I didn't watch the last two Twihard movies so this is the first time I've seen that terrifying baby.

    Also, now I really want to read Nevernight, it had me at that opening line.

    My Friday:
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

    1. I honestly have no idea why I've watched all of them... anyway, though, you haven't seen anything unless you've seen the animatronic baby - that was really nightmare fuel!

  4. That makes me want to reread Nevernight ~
    Haha I completely agree about Renesmee ! The first time I heard it I immediately thought "Why ?"

  5. Sounds fascinating....and not my usual read, but I'm very curious. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “MRS. SAINT & THE DEFECTIVES”

  6. Couldn't help but laugh at your snippet. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

    1. I know what you mean. Thanks for sharing, Sherry!

  7. Nevernight! I want this :)

    Here's mine ;

    Happy weekend!



  8. Often is actually always. Gross but true. Gripping way to start a novel though. :-) Happy weekend!

  9. Sounds good. I have read a couple of books by the author and enjoyed them. I should add this one to my list. I'm reading The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo! by Stephen Bramucci - a fun middle grade adventure. Happy reading!

    1. I've loved his work in the Illuminae Files! :)

      Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

  10. Great cover. The beginning cracked me up. That alone would get me to try it. And the snippet is heavy on snark, which I love. LOL

    My Friday 56 from Exile For Dreamers

  11. This made me even more excited for Nevernight! I just got it a couple days ago at the library. Oh my goodness, I forgot about that creepy CGI baby! Yikes...

  12. That's a killer first line. :)

  13. How could I have forgotten Renesmee! That's such a weird name. I agree with you that Renee and Esme are fine names on their own but not mashed together....

  14. Ooohhhh, Nevernight! I just read Godsgrave and enjoyed it. I also hated the name Reneesme. What even?!

    Have a great week, Lauren! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thanks, Alyssa! :)

      This makes me even more excited.

  15. I love the name Adelina too! It's actually going on my list of child names if I should ever have a daughter :)

    Haha I was also extremely creeped out by Reneesme in the movie and I couldn't get over the name either. I mean, it's all right but I don't think it's the best idea to just smush two names together and think it'll be fine.

    Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


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