Thursday, August 13, 2015

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

I read this book around the time it came out. And since I just started the books I am currently reading I didn't really feel like moving ahead in those books, so I am using a book I've already finished. If you want, you can read my review of this book here.

               Goodreads Page
Book Beginning:
I'm going to die tomorrow morning.
    That's what the Inquisitors tell me anyway, when they visit my cell. I've been here for weeks -- I know this only because I've been counting the number of times my meals come.

My Thoughts:
It certainly is a way to draw you into the story. I immediately wanted to know what happened that put her there and how she's going to escape.

Page 56:
 "Embellish your flaws," he says softly. "They will turn into your assets. And if you become one of us, I will teach you to wield them like an assassin wields a knife." His eyes narrow. His subtle smile turns dangerous. "So. Tell me, little wolf. Do you want to punish those who have wronged you?"


  1. I have been holding back on reading this book for some reason but those quotes make me really excited to pick it up!

  2. Oh it sounds good! Adding it to my TBR!

    1. Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors. She has some of the best world building, and her characters are always interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. Uh oh. I think she will say yes, she does want to punish those who wronged here. Sounds good.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. Sounds like Marie Lu is up to it again. Another well-plotted book.

    My Friday Quotes

  5. This sounds good. I haven't ever read anything by the author but this book has been trying to catch my eye for a while. I am spotlighting Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones from my TBR mountain this week. Happy reading!

  6. An intense beginning.

    I hope it is good.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. Thanks for sharing this one. I've had this book for a while and I really need to read it.

    Here's my 56 -

    1. It's so good, and the ending is not what you expect.

  8. Ah! I love this book so much! It is so lovely to read a quote and immediately know what section of the book this is at. Great read, I hope you enjoy(ed) it! New follower via GFC :)

    Here's my Friday 56!

    Lillie @LittleLillieReads

  9. I liked this one a lot!
    Happy weekend!

  10. Another book I will have to watch for. Happy Friday!