Friday, May 12, 2017

The Friday 56 (104) & Book Beginnings: A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

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.
29939047Synopsis from Goodreads...

An ancient mystery. An unlikely union. For one young princess in a state of peril, a dangerous wish could be the only answer…

She is the princess of Bharata—captured by her kingdom’s enemies, a prisoner of war. Now that she faces a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. But should she trust Vikram, the notoriously cunning prince of a neighboring land? He promises her freedom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together they can team up and win the Tournament of Wishes, a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. It seems like a foolproof plan—until Gauri and Vikram arrive at the tournament and find that danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans, mischievous story birds, a feast of fears, and twisted fairy revels. New trials will test their devotion, strength, and wits. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire...
Beginnings: "Vikram had spent enough time with bitterness that he knew how to twist and numb the feeling."

56: "Gauri opened her mouth to speak, but the shrieking cheers of the audience drowned out her words."
Comments: A Crown of Wishes was fantastic. That is all.

What are you reading this week?

18 comments:

  1. Mischievous story birds...I'm curious.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  2. Not my usual read, but I do love the excerpts and the cover. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. Lovely cover. The story sounds good too. This week I am reading The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. Happy reading!

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    1. I was kind of worried that my expectations were too high for A Crown of Wishes, since I loved The Star-Touched Queen. However, A Crown of Wishes was fantastic. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Sounds like an enchanting fantasy. Love the cover.
    My Friday post features The Secret Wife.

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  5. I've got this on my wish list. A bit different than what I usually read and it sounds exciting.

    My Friday 56 from Silver Threads

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  6. I loved this one so much. It's my favorite read of the year. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well.

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    1. Yes, I totally agree with you. A Crown of Wishes is definitely one of the best books I've read so far in 2017. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. That cover alone pulls me in!! Happy weekend!

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  8. A beautiful cover! Sounds like an enjoyable read. And if you liked it so much, must be worth a read. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine: http://bit.ly/2rah60P

    Sorry I'm late in commenting - Internet is very sketchy, and I could drop out at any moment, so typing fast lol

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  9. I need to start in on this series. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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