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The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin #2) by Douglas Hulick + 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 Disney-a-Thon: Team Hercules books, Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin #2) by Douglas Hulick.  I really enjoyed the first book of this duology, Among Thieves, and it was good to step back into Drothe's world.  I have a feeling you may want to try it if you enjoy The Lies of Locke Lamora.

Beginning:

I sat in the darkness, listening to the slap of the waves against the side of the boat, and watched as the outline of Ildrecca loomed toward me.

56:

Especially since she was right: This was stupid. Really stupid.


50/50 Friday: Favorite/ Least Favorite Summer Read


Favorite - Sword and Pen (The Great Library #5) by Rachel Caine - This was an absolutely marvelous series finale.


Least Favorite - The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerald Way and Gabriel Ba - I love the Netflix series, and I was really disappointed to find out that I wasn't so much a fan of of the first volume of the comics series.  Definitely a case of preferring the adaptation to the source material.


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. The book you're reading sounds really good. I'm going to have to add it to my never ending list of series' to read.
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. It' s really cool, Marie. I hope you'll enjoy it whenever you get around to it.

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  2. I’ve not read The great library series, I’m glad to see its still good after so many books.

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    1. Each book just seemed to get better and better, Heather. :)

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  3. I'll have a look at the Disney-a-thon. Just need to figure out the linkup... seems like a lot of fun.

    Sworn in steel has a catchy title. I like that!

    Happy weekend and here's my Weekend Book Friends

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    1. It's over on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyreadathon. It does end at the end of August, though. :)

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  4. I haven't watched The Umbrella Academy yet but when I do I'll remember to stay away from the graphic novel😁

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    1. Both seasons of The Umbrella Academy have been outstanding and it's seriously one of my favorite shows. The graphic novel just wasn't quite my thing.

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  5. the umbrella academy cover is trippy. love it
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. I have the first book on my GR list! :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. I hope you like the series when you get to it, Freda!

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  7. I always think that Fantasy novels need to have a pronunciation guide in the front of the book. I can't even pronounce the name of the area (city, town, country) so I know I will have trouble with the names. Ha! My book is called WEATHER

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    1. I know exactly what you mean there. I just give it my best guess. I'm going with Ill-Dreckuh. :)

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  8. I haven't read this series. Looks good.

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  9. I'm always afraid a series will get me further behind on my TBR list ;) There are so many I hear recommended though. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

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    1. I know how that feels especially with super long series. Thanks for coming over, Becki!

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  10. This sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! :)

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  11. Oooh, I like the cover for Sworn in Steel. Looks like it might very well be my kind of book! Love that 56 snippet! Makes me wonder what they're about to do.

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    1. I have a feeling the series would be right up your alley.

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