Friday, February 8, 2019

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse + 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, Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse.  This novel will fulfill the start a series square on my Winter Bookish Bingo board and it's my first Fantastic February read as well.  So far I'm absolutely loving it!

Beginning: 

The monster has been here.  I can smell him.

56:

We stop a little after noon like I said, just past Twin Lakes.  There are, of course, no lakes here.  Whatever water was ever here dried up long ago.

50/50 Friday: Best/ Worst World-Building In A Fantasy Novel/ Series



Best - I can't decide between A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch!


Worst - Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard - Okay, this may not be the worst, but it certainly isn't original or unique.


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

41 comments:

  1. World building must be one of the hardest things to write. VMy Friday quotes and review

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  2. Trail Of Lightning is on my list too! Can't wait to read it.

    My Friday 56 from My Hungry Friend

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  3. I'm excited to read your review for Trail of Lightning! I absolutely loved it😁

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  4. Not my type of reading. But I'll keep it in mind for friends. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine. https://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviews2819

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  5. I thought Trail of Lightning as okay. I hope you are enjoying it. This week I am spotlighting Say You're Sorry by Karen Rose - a thriller from my review stack. Happy reading!

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  6. I really want to get to Trail of Lightning at some point soon! I hope you enjoy it!
    I loved the world-building in Locke Lamora. It's was so deep and vivid. It felt like a completely real world. I really need to read the rest of the series.
    My Friday Memes for this week.

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  7. Ooo smelling the monster. I like the sound of that.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. Trail of Lightning sounds like my kind of book. I hadn't heard of it before. I haven't yet read your 50/50 choices, but they are all once I want to read. I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I'm glad I piqued your interest! I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for coming over!

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  9. Both are seriously intriguing snippets!! It sounds awesome! Happy weekend!

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  10. Hi Lauren,

    Fantasy really isn't one of my preferred genres, however I found the premise of 'Trail Of Lightning' really intriguing.

    It is competing for best cover art with 'A Darker Shade Of Magic'

    Have fun with your reading and challenges :)

    Yvonne
    xx

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    1. The cover art is pretty fantastic for them isn't it! :D

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  11. ENJOY your books.

    I don't read this genre, but I hope they are winners for you.

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  12. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  13. Glad you're enjoying your new read so far. Happy Weekend.

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  14. that F56 sounds ominous! Enjoy. Mine is here: https://francebooktours.com/2019/02/08/friday-56-the-first-noel-at-the-villa-des-violettes/

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  15. I need to read Trail of Lightning. It sounds so good. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

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  16. Trail of Lightning looks great, and I like the beginning.

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  17. Yes, you are reading Trail of Lightning. I love it so much. Enjoy, Lauren!

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  18. Trail of Lightning has been on my TBR but I haven't gotten around to it yet! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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  19. I'd have to agree about Red Queen. I finished it, and might read the next book if I need something easy to get through, but I wasn't impressed with the world building. In comparison to some other YA books recently, the world-building is something different (which was my take on it in my review), however it isn't at all when looking at Adult fiction. Here's my review on it: https://clockworkbibliotheca.blogspot.com/2018/12/red-queen-victoria-aveyard.html

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  20. Completely agree with Red Queen!

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. At least it isn't just me!

      Thanks for coming over, Carrie.

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  21. Yes I 100% agree A Darker Shade of Magic has absolutely gorgeous world-building!! I just finished reading the series a few days ago and OMG I'm so glad you keep mentioning it on your blog because that's what finally spurred me to get it from the library and it was honestly probably the best series I've read yet this year and is definitely going on my favorites shelf! Thanks for linking up, Lauren!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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