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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Grim Lovelies (Grim Lovelies #1) by Megan Shepherd + 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 LOHF Anniversary Readathon reads, Grim Lovelies (Grim Lovelies #1) by Megan Shepherd.  I've been looking forward to this Paris set Cinderella retelling for awhile and I'm glad to jump into it for this readathon.

Beginning: 

From the front-turret window of Mada Vittora's Paris townhouse, Anouk couldn't see the fountain at the far end of the Rue des Amants.

56:

A crow landed on the roof cresting, followed by another, and another.  Dozens of them.


50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Read of August


Favorite - Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse - I read a couple of other five star books in August, but this one totally takes the cake.


Least - The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man by Dave Hutchinson - I ended up DNF'ing this ARC.  It had a lot of potential, but it just didn't work for me.


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!

Comments

  1. Grim Lovelies want a wonderful sounding premise. Enjoy it! My Friday Post

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  2. Grim Lovelies has been on my list as well! Would you recommend it? I definitely like the sound of the F56, crows are fascinating, if a little scary! I hope you have a lovely weekend and feel free to drop by and check out my Friday Post
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. So far. :)

      Thanks. I hope you had a great one as well.

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  3. Grim Lovlies has been on my TBR for the longest time.
    What a shame that The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man didn't work out for you.
    Cora | http://teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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    1. I've seen a lot of great reviews on it, so I'm glad some are enjoying it much more than me. :)

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  4. Just the title GRIM LOVELIES makes me want to read this! Sounds fun.

    Here's my Friday Post. Happy Friday!

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  5. I love retellingas so I would definitely pick this one up! Happy weekend!

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    1. They're so much fun. I hope you had a great weekend!

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  6. You've reminded me I still need to read Storm of Locusts! I just need to figure out how to fit it in...

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    1. I bet you'll adore it, Tammy! I can't wait to see what you think of it when you get there.

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  7. I enjoy a good re-telling. Grim Lovelies has such an attractive cover and sounds like something I would enjoy. I hope you love it.

    I am sorry The Return of the Incredible Exploding Man didn't work for you. I don't think I have heard of that one. I do like the sound of Storm of Locusts and am so glad you loved it.

    Have a great weekend! Happy reading.

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  8. I've read a book by Megan Shepherd before, but I haven't picked up Grim Lovelies. It seems like an interesting story. Enjoy your current read!

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  9. Sounds like you had a very mixed reading month. A few five star reads with a DNF in there. Storm of Locusts has a cool cover!

    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

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  10. I did finish the Hutchinson book, but it wasn't one I loved. It had potential but didn't quite come together, mainly due to major pacing issues.

    Grim Lovelies is one I have seen around. It looks interesting and I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. At least it wasn't just me I suppose. Thanks for coming over, Nicki!

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