Thursday, January 10, 2019

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: Ever the Brave (Clash of Kingdoms #2) by Erin Summerill || Friday 50/50: Best/Worst Read of 2018

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.

Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
   After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost. 
   The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

Book Beginning:
A minute spent in a Shaerdanian Tavern is a minute too long.

The dungeon door creaks. I sit up, pressing my back against the bars

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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.

So, I missed last week. I was in the middle of reading books that I've already shared. And I haven't read/listened to any audiobooks at all. I'm reluctant because the narrator can make or break a book, and I don't want a potentially bad narrator to cause me to hate a book I might otherwise like, so I haven't tried any yet.
That being said. I want to share my favorite and least favorite read(s) of 2018.


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  1. I've been to taverns or bars that I felt like a minute in them was a minute too long, too. My Friday Quotes

  2. I love that opening line! And the cover is beautiful too. I think I'll have to look up this series.

    My Book Beginnings

  3. I'm totally gonna check this out on GR!! Sounds wicked! Happy weekend!

  4. I wouldn't want to be the one talking in the 56. ;-) I’d love for you to check out mine at

  5. You hooked me with the beginning and the excerpt! Must read this one now:)

    My Friday 56 from The Haunting Of Henderson Close

  6. Sounds like the continuation of a series? Hope you're enjoying it.

  7. I do want to try Summerill series - sounds like it has a lot of potential. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. Children of Blood and Bone is such a huge novel and everyone loves it! I've still not read it... yeah I know, huge fail!

    Thanks for linking up :)