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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty + 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, The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty, which is also my second Moody May read.  I've been wanting to read this for ages and I'm so happy to finally be getting to it.  It's living up to my expectations so far!


He was an easy mark.


Enraged, Nahri opened her mouth to argue and then stopped, realizing the rug now held all their supplies, as well as she and Dara both.

No horses.  No camels.  Her heart skipped a beat.  "We're not really going to-"

Dara snapped his fingers, and the carpet shot into the air.

50/50 Friday: Freebie

Since this week's theme is a freebie, I've decided to update a topic from October 14, 2016 - Book to the big screen/ Never to the big screen.  Here we go:

Book to the Big Screen - Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - I've never actually read the book, but I've seen many of the adaptations - musical and non-musical.  By the way, have you been watching the new six-part non-musical miniseries currently airing on PBS?  So far four episodes have aired and it's pretty great.  The cast is phenomenal - Dominic West is amazing as Jean Valjean.   

Never to the Big Screen - Sadie by Courtney Summers - I'd love to see this adapted in some way - a  tv series on Netflix would probably be the best.  Maybe even a companion podcast to go along with the show!

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


  1. City of Brass has been on my list forever too, I'm really looking forward to your review😁

  2. I didn't know the PBS special was already airing!? Dang it I'm so behind. I need to watch it.

    Thanks for linking up!

  3. I love both snippets! Sounds like a wicked read! Happy weekend!

  4. City of Brass is awesome and I need to pick up the sequel. Hope you enjoy it.
    I didn't know about the PBS series of Les Mis. Thanks.

  5. City of Brass is on my TBR list. I need to read it.

  6. I hope you enjoy City of Brass! I think it's fantastic. I still need to read the second, but I am very much looking forward to it.

  7. I read an abridged version of Les Miserables. It was still over 1000 pages long. I loved it. My BB and F56 quotes


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