Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings! No. 14

Hey everyone and welcome back (or to!!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be participating in Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. They are hosted by Freda's Voice and Rose City Reader, respectively!
The rules are simple for both. For the Friday 56, we turn to page 56 or 56% in our e-reader and highlight a passage of any book! Book Beginnings is where you feature the first sentence (or so) of a book and give your thoughts and impressions.



This week I'll be featuring Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk. If you want to learn more about the YA Spartacus reimagining, check out the goodreads page here!  


Book Beginnings!


When I picked Blood and Sand up, this opening line made me continue reading! This line stands as its own paragraph, so I kept reading to figure out who this mysterious "them" are. The second paragraph delves further into these slaves, who are a group of women who are about to be sold, including our main character. 


Friday 56!

I haven't gotten to this part of the book yet, but I'm interested to figure out why no one wants to look her in the eye, but why everyone stares at her. Although Attia might be a slave (garnering from the first quote), she seems to be someone people also look for direction.

I edited both of these photos with canva. The images were from their stock images selection, which gets images from both Pixabay and Unsplash.
 Have you read Blood and Sand? What did you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you soon with another post!

If you participated in either meme this week, don't be shy to leave a link to your post. I'd love to see some new blogs and get to know some more bloggers better. :)

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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    1. Thanks Ronyell! From the couple pages I've read, the story is intense, like you said. :)

      I'll be sure to visit!

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  2. This book is new to me but sounds great. I love your creative excerpts. This week I am featuring Death and a Pot of Chowder by Cornelia Kidd. Happy reading!

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  3. This one is new to me, but I'm intrigued by the quotes and the Spartacus reimagining!

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    1. I am too! The excerpts I had seen and the plot were what convinced me to pick up the book at the library. :)

      Thanks for visiting Angela!

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  4. Intriguing snippets!! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Freda! Happy weekend to you too!

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  5. I've been wanting to read this one, and those little snippets have only made me more intrigued!

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    1. I hope you like the book Jordan! Once I finish The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson, I'm going to be delving into this one. :)

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  6. YA Spartacus! I'll have to look this up!

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    1. I'm happy your intrigued! And, the Spartacus in this retelling is a women, which adds more challenges to the MC. :)

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  7. I haven't read this one yet. That is a very powerful beginning and quite an intriguing concept. I hope that you continue to enjoy it. :)

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    1. I completely agree with you about the powerful beginning and the concept! Thank you, Candid Cover! :) If you ever pick it up, let me know!

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  8. Sounds very promising! I didn't know about this one!!

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    1. It didn't get too much hype around the blogosphere, but I think people would really like it! Thanks for stopping by Greg!

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  9. I haven't come across this one before. Hope the rest of the book is enjoyable. Happy weekend!

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    1. From the comments, it seems like a lot of people hadn't heard of this, which is a shame given it's concept! Thank you Alicia! Happy weekend to you too. :D

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