Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose, over at RoseCityReader

Finished this book pretty recently. Felt like sharing this one over the ones I am currently reading. 

Book Beginning:
     "Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love."

Initial thoughts:
     Honestly, this is what kind of turned me away from the book for a while. I didn't want to read one of those kind of books that's dripping in cliche and obnoxious "true love" story lines. I was wrong though, so read this book if you haven't already. 

56% on tablet:
     For a long moment, they all silently stared into the woods as if facing an adversary. Gansey rubbed a finger over his lip. Blue clutched her arms around herself, jaw clenched with the cold. Even Ronan seemed disquieted. Only Noah looked as he always did, his arms loose, shoulders hunched.
    "I feel watched," Blue said finally.


  1. I haven't started this series yet. I like the author but just have too many books on my stack. My book is Paperweight by Meg Haston. Happy reading!

  2. I love this series! I just finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue and it was fantastic!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  3. One of my favorite books ever and I agree, if you haven't picked it up, you'd suspect it would be one of those run of the mill novels about star-crossed love, but it's one of the best examples of a character-driven story I've ever come across. I hope you enjoy the next books in the series.
    My 56

    1. I am so glad I gave the book more of a chance.

  4. I see the positive comments and it just makes me wonder even more why I could not get into The Raven Boys. Happy Friday!

    1. It takes until Blue meets the boys for the story to really pick up. I think that's around chapter 12 or so.

  5. I have seen this book, but wasn't sure what it was about.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

    1. No problem. My full review is here on my blog if you want to check it out. :)

  6. This one was just okay for me. I know others loved it though!
    Happy weekend!