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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Red Rising by Pierce Brown + 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 Black Friday everyone - congrats if you're braving the crowds today!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (my American readers anyway)! Anyway, this week I'm spotlighting one of my current reads, Red Rising by Pierce Brown.  I'm not far into it yet, but I'm really enjoying it so far.  I don't know why I didn't read this years ago.  Since it's Sci-Fi Month, I thought it's more than time to tackle it (if you want to know more about this go here)!  


The first thing you should know about me is I am my father's son.  And when they came for him, I did as he asked.  I did not cry.


"We have a passcode.  No brains in slaves.  Mine Tinpots are idiots.  It's the Grey elites, or the Obsidian monsters you watch out for.  But they don't waste their time down here."

50/50 Friday: Books That Left You Hungry For More/ Satisfied

Hungry For More - The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee - This was awesome and I'm dying for the sequel in 2018!

Satisfied -  Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - This had just about the perfect ending I could have imagined.  Is anyone else excited for the movie adaptation, Love, Simon?  Have you seen the little teaser that's been released - it looks very promising!

Have you read any of these books?  Thanks as always for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down on below!


  1. Yes!!! There are definitely more adventures for Genie Lo and Quinton to have. So happy Yee is writing more of their story. I loved Simon. There was something really beautiful about the way Albertalli wrote the two romances and showed the parallels, and she is just so good at crafting characters.

  2. I know i keep saying it, but I must get the epic crush!

    Happy Thanksgiving Weekend? Is that all right to say or is it all over now?

    Clueless Brit LOL

    Enjoy your weekend! I played along too!

    1. I hope you'll love it when you get to it, Sassy!

      Yeah, Thanksgiving Weekend it is. :)

  3. I liked Epic Crush and have been meaning to read both Red Rising and Simon. There are just too many good books to read. This week I'm spotlighting Lure of Oblivion by Suzanne Wright - an urban fantasy from my review stack. Happy reading!

  4. I couldn't get into Red Rising but then I am not a huge fan of dystopian and so they are hit and miss with me. Glad you are enjoying it.

  5. I only occasionally read dystopian books...but this one does sound tempting. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE WIFE BETWEEN US”

    1. I haven't read much in the genre in a while but this is a good one to jump back in to for sure!

      Thanks for sharing!

  6. Red Rising was amazing. I loved it and I'm reading the second book now.

    My Friday 56 from Meddling Kids

  7. This is a book I have wanted to read for awhile now. I hope you love it! Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

  8. A tempting dystopian novel...hope you enjoy it!

  9. I'm a huge Darrow fan from Red Rising. I've read all of them. That is one epic series.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

    1. I'm loving it so far! I'm glad to know it's been great so far!

  10. I still haven't read Simon and it's such a disgrace! I'm making up a 2018 TBR and I'm hoping to fit it in there. Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


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