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Friday, January 16, 2015

The Friday 56: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.




These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.


This is my first Friday 56. So I thought I'd start with possibly the greatest book I have ever read, not counting it's sequels. Her writing is magical and paints such a vivid picture.




"Issa squeezed her arm and said "Sweet dreams, sweet girl," and Karou hunched her shoulders and stepped back out into the cold. As she walked, clock towers across Prague started arguing about midnight, and the long, fraught Monday came at last to a close."

9 comments:

  1. I love this book - you're right, Taylor's writing is magical!

    Here's my 56.

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    1. I always wanted to laugh when I pictured Brimstone making those necklaces. I was picturing this huge Minotaur (because that's basically what he is) with these little round glasses perched on his nose stringing beads on string. It was a funny mental image.

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  2. I listened to this on audiobook and liked it, but felt I needed to read a print copy to get it all.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. I guess it would depend on who was reading it, but I can't imagine it having the same effect as reading it.

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  3. I finally read this. had it for quite a while. I really enjoyed it.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/01/16/the-friday-56-48-my-favorite-corpse-a-skullduggery-inn-cozy-mystery/

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    1. Sounds interesting. Maybe I'll take a look at that book.

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  4. Oh my the timing I just picked this book up from the library today!

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    1. I'm planning on re-reading it soon so I can give it a proper review. I was still in mild shock when I first read it to write a review.

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  5. I just got this book so I wanted to read your Friday 56!! Nice/can't wait to start reading it.

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