Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Quanta (The Shadow Ravens, #2) by Lola Dodge

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.

     Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.
     The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.
     Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?

Book Beginnings:
     If pacing were a sport, I'd definitely be the world champion by now. Too bad the whole being a prisoner thing knocked me out of the running for medals.

I kind of love her snark, even after being a prisoner for as long as she has, she still has her own personality.

56% on tablet:
    Then it all snapped back. Time and space howled around me. We lifted up, gunshots reversing, Tair's body unbreaking, and both of us finally reversing down the hall.


  1. Not heard of this series but it sounds interesting. :)

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  2. I also love the snark in the beginning, but the F56 has a really different tone to it! The cover looks interesting as well and I'm definitely intrigued! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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  3. I love the beginning of this book - thanks so much for picking it - sounds like something i would really enjoy reading. Here's My Book Beginnings and Friday 56

  4. Sounds like an intense page-turner. Thanks for sharing...I imagine reading it would take you right into her world, and what a world!

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  5. This sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry to be so late getting to yours today. Have a great weekend!

  6. This sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing it with us. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sorry to be so late getting to yours today. Have a great weekend!

  7. This seems like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. I FINALLY got home from work and can relax with a little blogging before making dinner. This book sound kick-ass. I hope you are enjoying it.

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  9. I'm with you on liking her snark! This isn't my usual type of genre but I love her attitude and this sounds like it'd work for me. Plus it's always good to step outside the regular reading!
    Regarding your comment on your blog regarding Agatha Christie if you're looking for a book to start with I recommend her short story collections so you can get get a taste of her writing. I love The Thirteen Problems (or Tuesday Night Murders) which feature Miss Marple or Poirot Investigates. If you'd rather a full length book I love Death on the Nile (Poirot) or Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple). Though really you can't go wrong as long as you avoid the books from the late 60s.

  10. Between the snippets and cover, I'm sold!
    Happy weekend!

  11. Fascinating! And that cover art is perfect! I must learn more about this one. Thanks for sharing a new author.

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