Friday, March 24, 2017

The Friday 56 (98) & Book Beginnings: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell

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.
19370891Synopsis from Goodreads...

Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems…

When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats. But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret . . .before it’s too late...
Beginnings: "Ivy rocked forward as the ambulance turned a corner. Everything inside rattled."

56: "The man raised a fist toward the roof of the cavern. "Broke three signs this week!" he shouted."
Comments: The Cooked Sixpence is my current read. Since I first heard about this book back in January, its been on my TBR list. So far, the story is pretty good.

What are you reading this week?


20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a quirky and fun read. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy!

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  2. Oooo treasures. Like reading about unlikely treasures.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  3. This one sounds like a really cute book. I am glad that you are enjoying it so far. Happy reading! :)

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    1. For the most part, it is a cute story. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This sounds like a story that fans of Harry Potter would enjoy. The beginning definitely starts in the middle of the action!
    My Friday post features The Pecan Man.

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    1. I had a similar thought while reading The Crooked Sixpence. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sounds like a fun book for kids. I, too, am reading a middle-grade book this week. My Friday Quotes

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  6. This looks so good! I saw it on NetGalley and meant to request it but never goat around to it. Hopefully my library will get a copy soon! HOpe you enjoy it!

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  7. This sounds great! Right up my alley! Thanks for sharing, Breana!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  8. I really like the sound of this one. Also, the girl on the cover kind of reminds me of Hermione. Happy Friday!

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    1. Now that you mentioned it, she does kind of look like Hermione. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Looks and sounds like a fun read! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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