Thursday, January 23, 2020

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Friday 50/50 | Blogger Hop | The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag || Character Most/Least Likely to Change the World

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.

   Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity . . .
   As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry ivy, lit by an unwavering moon. Here, in this shadowland of Everwhere, the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. Goldie (earth) manipulates plants and gives life. Liyana (water) controls rivers and rain. Scarlet (fire) has electricity at her fingertips. Bea (air) can fly.
   To realize their full potential, the blood sisters must return to the land of their childhood dreams. But Everwhere can only be accessed through certain gates at 3:33 A.M. on the night of a new moon. As Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea are beset with the challenges of their earthly lives, they must prepare for a battle that lies ahead. On their eighteenth birthday, they will be subjected to a gladiatorial fight with their father’s soldiers. If they survive, they will face their father who will let them live only if they turn dark. Which would be fair, if only the sisters knew what was coming.
   So, they have thirty-three days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.

Book Beginning:
All souls are special. Son or daughter, Grimm or not, Life touches her spirit to every one of her creations.

Friday 56:
At last, Liyana has a lead.

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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.

This week's topic is  Character Most/Least Likely to Change the World, I had to think on this one a bit. 

Most Likely
Morrigan Crow, from Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
She was quickly a favorite protagonist of this Middle-grade series. She is just fantastic and I can't wait for book three. I have no idea how many books are going to be in this series. I hope more than three.

Least Likely
Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou from Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
I'm going with two here because they are just the worst, and I can't pick just one.
They are just really insufferable characters. I didn't finish the book, made it just under halfway. I got fed up with their whining. Among my most hated characters.

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Book Blogger Hop
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Q: Do you talk to strangers about books especially when you see someone reading a book? 

    A: No, I don't. I don't want to disturb someone while they are reading. 


  1. I haven't heard of this one before, but it looks intersting and I like the quotes.

  2. I agree for the Book Blogger Hop!
    Have a nice week end!

  3. What an interesting concept for a story! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine!

  4. I loved another of hers I read so I am keen on this one also! Happy weekend!

  5. I often ask someone what they are reading. Not uually if they are reading that moment but if they have a book beside them I will. My Friday Quotes

  6. I don't like disturbing others while reading either :)

  7. I will never be reading Bright Smoke, Cold Fire now. Thanks for the heads up!

    Thank you for linking up and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Are the characters named Romeo and Juliet in Bright Smoke, Cold Fire for a reason? Otherwise it would be off-putting for me right at the start.

    Is Sisters Grimm written in present tense?

    1. It's supposed to be a retelling of Romeo and Juliet with necromancy or something. I can't remember, but it was just not a fun book to read.

  9. I liked the concept of this book when I read it, but I thought it could have been a little better executed.

  10. Thanks for reminding me that I need to read Nevermoor. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  11. What an interesting beginning. This one's on my TBR already, because it sounds so good. Hope you're enjoying it. :3

    Here's my Friday post.

  12. I always ask. I honestly don't think other readers mind. Book lovers are always so friendly.