Thursday, September 19, 2019

Friday 56 and Book Beginning: Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques || Friday 50/50: Character Most/Least Likely to Start a Band

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.

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.

  'In his pursuit of the occult, the Third Reich opened the Gate to a realm of magic and brought the world to ruin. The Gate was eventually closed, but They were already in our world and They were hungry.'
-The Lost History, Library of Avergard
  Azure ‘Azzy’ Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic, where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above.
  Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities, a sickness that doesn’t merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. It is an existence of fear and constant dread. When Azzy’s brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes.
  The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Armin is captured and bound for the Auction block of Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. To reach him, Azzy must brave the perils of the Above and the chaotic life forms created by the Gate. To reach him, she must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world.
  And Azzy must reach him, before Armin’s new power is used to open the Gate once more.

Book Beginning: 
The gap between the blacksmith and Morgan's Drink House was just wide enough for Azzy and her pickaxe to squeeze through.

Friday 56:
She opened her colorless eye, peering through the filtered world at Kai's inert form. No, forms-- two forms-- man and wolf, existing in the same space, not one or the other, but one and the same.

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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, characters least and most likely to start a band. Interesting...

Most Likely
Luc from the Lux and Origin series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(I can't find any fan art, and I don't want to use some random image of a blonde kid. That feels weird to me)
But he loves attention, and I think he would form a band just for the attention.

Least Likely
Cardan, Cruel Prince by Holly Black
He seems too aloof to bother taking the time to form and maintain being in a band.


  1. I haven't heard of Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques before, but I like the quotes and the synopsis seems interesting.

  2. Gosh the cover is gorgeous! I hadn't heard of this book before, but after that excerpt Marrow Charm is going on my TBR.
    Hah I agree with Cardan not being likely to start a band - he definitely doesn't have the patience.
    Cora |

  3. You're right! Carden would never ever start a band!

    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

  4. Very intriguing snippets!!! Happy weekend!

  5. This book sounds awesome! I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  6. Wow that sounds pretty good- I have not heard of that one before. Marrow Charm definitely has an interesting premise!

  7. That cover is quite mesmerizing, as are the quotes you have chosen. I hope that you love it!

  8. I finished Marrow Charm a few days ago and found it enjoyable. Hope you liked it too!

  9. The excerpts you shared from Marrow Charm caught my attention. I am adding it to my wish list. I haven't read either of your 50/50 books, but both authors have books on my TBR pile. I hope you have a great weekend, Marie.

  10. Marrow Charm, sounds great! I'll look into it further!
    Here's my Friday Post. Happy weekend!

  11. I couldn't see Cardan starting a band either.

    Lauren @ Always Me