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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday 56: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

This is 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.


I'm currently reading this book.

Synopsis:
     "Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
     Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
     At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
   Until one day, he does…
     As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?"




My 56:
"And then they did run, the barghest just behind them, weaving between trees like a leopard. They ran and ran until they managed to wedge themselves in the hollow of an oak tree, where they hid, hearts thumping, breaths held, listening for the sweep of a tail or the pad of a heavy step. They stayed until the late-afternoon sun was low in the sky. Only then did they dare to creep home, balancing the odds the creature was waiting for them against the worse worry of being discovered by it in the woods after dark."





14 comments:

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    1. I hope you check it out. It's really good.

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  2. Sounds like a spooky fairytale! I think I'd enjoy this story.
    My Friday post features GRACIANNA.

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    1. Spooky and a little mysterious. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Thrilling and creepy! I've already got this one TBR.
    Here's mine: http://ebogie.blogspot.com

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    1. It certainly has some creepy parts, and a lot of mystery as well.

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  4. I really, really, really wanna read this one!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Mystery, action and attractive Fae. It's really good so far. I'm about half way though it.

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  5. I think I'm going to stay out of the forest! Please check out my Beginnings and 56 http://lisaksbookthoughts.blogspot.com/

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    1. This forest also has pretty Fae in it, they aren't all scary to look at.

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  6. I've heard of this book, but haven't read it yet. Sounds like it's a good one.
    My F56: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-friday-56-dead-of-winter.html
    New follower.

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    1. So far it is really weird and mysterious. Thanks for stopping by. :D

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  7. Aah! I must read this book. I keep getting distracted but I'm going to fix that! LOL
    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/27/the-friday-56-55-retaliation-by-imogen-rose/

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    1. Holly Black is really good at writing stand alone Fantasy Fiction stories. I highly recommend it. :)

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