Friday, February 10, 2017

The Friday 56 (93) & Book Beginnings: A Dash of Magic by Kathryn Littlewood

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
15818260Synopsis from Goodreads...

This second helping in Kathryn Littlewood's Bliss series combines hilarious magic and daring adventure to make one delectable reading treat...


Rosemary Bliss will do anything to get back her family's magical Cookery Booke. That's why she challenges Aunt Lily to an international baking competition in Paris: If Rose wins, Lily agrees to return the cookery Booke that she stole. If Rose loses...well, the consequences are too ugly to think about. But Lily isn't playing fair--she's using a magical ingredient to cheat. The only way for Rose to compete is for her to find magical ingredients of her own. Together with her long-lost grandpa, his sarcastic talking cat, and a turncoat French mouse, Rose and her brothers race around Paris to find essential--and elusive--magical ingredients that will help her outbake--and outmagic--her conniving aunt. She has to win or the Bliss Cookery Booke will be lost to her family forever...
Beginnings: "It was nine months after her aunt Lily stole the Bliss Cookery Booke right our from under her nose that Rosemary Bliss discovered something horrible on the shelves of Ralph's Super Mart in Downtown Calamity Falls."

56: "At the end of the long corridor was a man in a black suit and white gloves. He was holding up a poster board with Bliss printed on it in block letters."
Comments: I really did enjoy the beginning of A Dash of magic. At the mention of Calamity Falls I automatically thought of Gravity Falls, just because the names are kind of similar. They don't actually have anything to do with each other. As for the rest of the book, A Dash of Magic was alright. I had some problems with it, but overall, the story was pretty good.

What are you reading this week?

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun story. I'm curious about the horrible thing Rosemary found on the shelves!
    My Friday post features An Innocent Client.

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  2. Calamity Falls. Enough said! LOL I suspect all kinds of things will be going wrong:)

    MY Friday 56 from The Ashes

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    1. A Dash of Magic doesn't really spend much time in Calamity Falls. The town was the primary setting for the first book in the series, which had a lot of magical mayhem. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend! :-)

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  3. Sounds like a fun read and one I would enjoy. Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  4. I like those excerpts....thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Happy weekend reading!

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  5. Looks like a super fun read! Happy weekend!

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  6. BBOF got off to a late start this week, but it it up and running now. Sorry for the delay! Thanks for playing along!

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    1. A Dash of Magic was a pretty good book. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I have never heard of this book, but it sounds fun.

    Aunt Lily sounds like she is fun too.

    ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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