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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger + 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 #BeatTheBacklist reads, Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2) by Gail Carriger.  I've only read two novels by this author, Soullles and Etiquette & Espionage, but I love her style and I'm particularly looking forward to continuing Alexia's story.  I don't know about you, but I think this series would make a cool crossover with The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare - I think Lord Akeldama and Magnus Bane would make a great team.

Beginning:

"They are what?"

Lord Connall Maccon, Earl of Woolsey, was yelling.  Loudly.  This was to be expected from Lord Maccon, who was generally a loud sort of gentleman - the ear-bleeding combination of lung capacity and a large barrel chest.

Alexia Maccon, Lady Woolsey, muhjah to the queen, Britain's secret preternatural weapon extraordinaire, blinked awake from a deep and delicious sleep.

56:

"You left me with an entire regiment encamping on my front lawn," she finally remembered to accuse.

50/50 Friday: Favorite/Least Favorite Intended Audience Genre


Least favorite - NA - The New Adult titles I've read tend to focus more on romance than I care for.


Favorite - YA - If you've spent any time around this blog, you can probably tell I have a soft spot for Young Adult.

What are you reading this weekend?  What's your favorite age group to read?  As usual, thanks very much for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Comments

  1. I've only read Etiquette and Espionage by Carriger. I wonder if I'd like her adult stuff. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I have a pretty strong feeling that you would, Anne. :)

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  2. It's been a while since I read Changeless. From what I remember, I really enjoyed it (plus the manga adaptation art was done by one of my favorite artists, REM).

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    1. REM is talented - I might have to look at the manga too. Thanks for coming over, Breana. :)

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  3. I read the first book too and didn't continue on, but I wanted to. I should give it a go again. :-) Happy Labor Day weekend!

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    1. If you do I hope you enjoy it. Thanks very much, Freda!

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  4. I think this is Carriger's best series. Alexia is such a wonderful character. This week I'm spotlighting The Plot is Murder by V. M. Burns - a mystery within a mystery from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

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    1. I'm loving it so far that's for sure.

      Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

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  5. YA used to be my favorite but now my favorite is your least favorite lol

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    1. I will say that I wouldn't say no to NA fantasy (with little to no romance that is)! :)

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  6. Intoxingatingly witty sounds good to me!! Never read her stuff yet though... will into them and perhaps remedy that! ;)

    Here's my Friday post! Enjoy your weekend x

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    1. Her style is a lot of fun, Sassy.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I really like Gail Carriger's style too. I hope to read this series one of these days.

    I tend to read books aimed at adults more than YA, but occasionally I like to read YA. Especially if it's a fantasy novel.

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  8. I've still not read any of this series, though I think I'd probably like it.

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  9. I really need to try out more titles by this author. Her books really appeal to my taste. Enjoy Labor Day weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Alicia! I hope you had a good holiday weekend.

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  10. NA is also one of my least favorites for the same reason: there's just waaay too much romance and contemporary! I feel like a lot of authors misinterpret the genre. It's not just a space to have more graphic sex scenes or a more involved romance. Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. I'd like to try NA fantasy that doesn't focus on the romance, but I haven't had the luck yet....

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