Friday, April 7, 2017

The Friday 56 (100) & Book Beginnings: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

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.
27969081Synopsis from Goodreads...

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives...

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation...and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland...
Beginning: "The second time I saw my dead aunt Rosaria, she was dancing."

56: "When I look up, I see what I've done. Everything--the dishes and the beads of water and soap on them, the flower pots, the jars of pickled chicken feet and frog eyes. The vials of cooking spices, the chairs, the frames on the walls, the fruits, and the collection of good luck roosters on the kitchen sill. Even the ends of Lula's hair.
All of it."
Comments: After The Hate U Give, I was really excited to start this one. Labyrinth Lost is my current read, and I have to say that it has one of my favorite opening sentences.  I'm not that far yet, but I really love what I've read. 

Have you read Labyrinth Lost? If so, tell me what you thought about it in the comments down below. 

21 comments:

  1. I really want to read this one! So I am glad to hear you are enjoying it!
    Here's my Friday Reads

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    1. It does. The synopsis is what drew me to this story. I've also heard a lot of good things about the book prior to starting it. So, I was more than excited to finally read this one. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. It does start out pretty cheery. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  4. Not sure there would ever be a second time for me to see anyone dead. I see them once and I may be joining them! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsTTT

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  5. I do love that opening line! Great cover, too. Not my usual read, but it does sound fascinating. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  6. This is a book that I want to read! Happy weekend!

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  7. What a beginning! This sounds really good.

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  8. Yes for Latina witches! I can't wait for the sequel for this one. Happy Friday!

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  9. Sound interesting, hope you continue to love it! :)

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  10. Eerie... The cover, and the excerpts. Thanks for sharing and for the visit.

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    1. I actually really love the covers for Labyrinth Lost. I feel like it represents the story. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  11. I'll be reading this for a challenge later this year and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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