Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Memes

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where we show off books we recently added to our TBR list or books we recently purchased, borrowed, etc.

This week I received several ARC's from NetGalley that I am very excited about.

1. A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery 

2. The Fall by James Preller 

3. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood - Ask me how excited I am about getting Margarat Atwood's newest book! SO EXCITED! This actually a prequel to a series I haven't read yet (Positron) and it sounds amazing. Nobody does dystopian fiction quite like Margaret Atwood.


Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice. Here are the rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 (or at 56% with an ereader)
*Find any sentence (or a few, no spoilers).
*Post It.


This is from a book that I just finished, Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen. I do believe it is one of my favorite books I have read this year. It was written in verse, which I normally don't care for. But it was just so incredibly beautiful. I'll be posting a full review next week.

"Even as the world goes dark around me,
I'll keep my shine,

I will not eclipse."

"A month:
the time it takes 
a season to change,
less than half the summer,
the time it takes a baby
to learn day from night.

It's taken less time than that
for my life to
break."

Have you received any new books this week?

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  1. I've seen a Million Miles Away floating around and it looks really good. Hope you enjoy all your books! The passage from Skyscraping definitely has me interested.

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  2. I'm really curious about The Fall. Love that cover! Skyscraping looks lovely and I like when the book is written in a unique way. Read one other like this and enjoyed it too:)

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/19/the-friday-56-66-mayhem-in-margaux/

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    1. Thanks Laura! I am not usually a huge fan of books written in verse, but this one was so beautifully written, I think if you like this style, you will like this one for sure.

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  3. Skyscraping sounds interesting. I've never read a novel in verse. This week I am spotlighting First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. It's been on TBR mountain for a while. Happy reading!

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  4. I'm not a huge fan of novels in verse, either, but every once in a while there's a goodie. This is a lovely passage.
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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I highly recommend this one.

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  5. I can't believe I have heard about Margaret Atwood's new book!! Off to check it out now on Amazon.

    Here's a link to my Friday Finds for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/06/friday-fridays-86.html

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    1. I know Captivated Reader! I hadn't heard about it either. It was just a fluke that I happened to see it on NetGalley and I am so glad I got it!

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  6. I haven't gotten any new books this week, but I am reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

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    1. Breana, I loved Shiver! That whole series was awesome.

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  7. Although I enjoy some poetry, I'm not sure I could read a whole book written in verse! The sample is lovely though.
    My Friday post features What I Remember Most.

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    1. Sandra, I do understand. Books written in verse aren't for everyone. :)

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  8. Lot of positive buzz about Skyscraping :) I took you advice and read Black Iris, just finished it. Loved the writing!

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it Ramona! I will recommend that one to everyone I know. I still love that book.

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  9. Books written in verse are either really good or not very enjoyable. I really like the cover for this one. Glad you enjoyed it!
    My Friday 56

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    1. Thanks Alicia! They can go either way, but this one was beautifully done. And I adore the cover!

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  10. Books written in verse only work for me if the author really makes an effort at the poetry. I love it when the verses come together and roll off the tongue.

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    1. You are so right Anne. In this instance, I thought the verse was really well done. But I know that writing style in general isn't for everyone.

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  11. Ohhh, I had no idea Skyscraping was written in verse!! I kind of wanted to read that one, but I read too fast to appreciate verse properly. >_< So we shall see, hehe. I just go Rogue in the mail!! I won it and IT'S SO SHINY.

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    1. Cait, that was my only issue too. I read so incredibly fast and there were times I had to force myself to slow down so I could appreciate it. Congrats on winning Rogue. That is awesome!

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  12. I've not read a book written in prose before, but being a poet it appeals to me greatly.
    Happy weekend!

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  13. Oooh, I need to read Skyscraping! I was already pretty excited for it, but reading the those quotes made me even more so! I love books written in verse. :)

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    1. I really hope you enjoy it Kaitlin!

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  14. Oh my god, this book sounds so good! I had my eyes on it for a while, but then completely forgot about it. It's about a girl who finds out that her dad is gay, right? I've read... DNF'd a book with that topic, because it was boring, but maybe this one'll make up for the last :)

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    1. Yes, Lola you are right. She finds out he is gay by walking in and catching him with his lover. Then she also finds out he has HIV. I could not imagine you finding this one boring. It is so powerful and beautiful. I hope you read it and I hope you enjoy it.

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  15. I haven't ever read a book in verse but I'm so curious about Skyscraping. It has caught my attention everytime you posted about it. Can't wait for your review, I think I'll be buying it! :)

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    1. Thanks Trish! I hope you love it as much as I did!

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  16. It seems like books written in verses are becoming a lot more popular these days! Skyscraping sounds incredibly beautiful!

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    1. Oh yes, Jeann it was incredibly beautiful! I hope you read it and I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  17. Yay for Atwood! She is the queen of thought provoking literature. I really love her poetry too! I have heard good things about A Million Miles Away, but I don't know if I could handle all the emotion that comes along with that plot line!
    Have a good week!
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

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    1. Thanks Mallory! Atwood is amazing, one of my favorite authors for sure so I am super excited!

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