Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Wings Unseen by Rebecca Gomez Farrell // Friday 50/50 - Favorite/Least Favorite Book Trope

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.

     To end a civil war, Lansera's King Turyn relinquished a quarter of his kingdom to create Medua, exiling all who would honor greed over valor to this new realm on the other side of the mountains. The Meduans and Lanserim have maintained an uneasy truce for two generations, but their ways of life are as compatible as oil and water.
     When Vesperi, a Meduan noblewoman, kills a Lanserim spy with a lick of her silver flame, she hopes the powerful display of magic will convince her father to name her as his heir. She doesn't know the act will draw the eye of the tyrannical Guj, Medua's leader, or that the spy was the brother of Serrafina Gavenstone, the fiancee of Turyn's grandson, Prince Janto. As Janto sets out for an annual competition on the mysterious island of Braven, Serra accepts an invitation to study with the religious Brotherhood, hoping for somewhere to grieve her brother's murder in peace. What she finds instead is a horror that threatens both countries, devouring all living things and leaving husks of skin in its wake.
     To defeat it, Janto and Serra must learn to work together with the only person who possesses the magic that can: the beautiful Vesperi, whom no one knows murdered Serra's brother. An ultimate rejection plunges Vesperi forward toward their shared destiny, with the powerful Guj on her heels and the menacing beating of unseen wings all about.

Book Beginning:
He was an enticing prospect, Vesperi had to admit.

My 56:
Footsteps trailed away from the hut, waking Serra.

50/50 Friday is a new weekly link up hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they have 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.

Favorite/Least Favorite Book Trope

Unlikely Hero

Example: Neville Longbottom


Example: about 70% of all romance stories


  1. This book sounds interesting, thanks for mentioning it!

  2. Sounds like a riveting fantasy. Are you enjoying it? My Friday Quotes

  3. Unlikely Hero is also one I love! Yep, insta-love... it's awful.
    Thanks for linking up!

  4. I was so close to putting down Unlikely Hero! Excellent choice! :)

  5. Looks like a good read! Happy weekend!

  6. Exile does breed animosity. No surprise that conflict is brewing. This would be a good movie!

    My Friday 56 from A School For Unusual Girls