Friday, June 9, 2017

The Friday 56 (106) & Book Beginnings: The Screaming Statue by Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester

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.
26074093Synopsis from Goodreads...

In this second book in the exceptional Curiosity House series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and shadowy recluse H. C. Chester, four extraordinary children must avenge their friend’s death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them. Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm’s way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever. But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich and powerful New York heiress, as well as to their own pasts...
Beginnings: ""Nothing," Max said disgustedly, peeling away from the window."

56: "When they reached the second floor, however, the source of Miss Fitch's bad mood became immediately apparent." 
Comments: I saw this one at a library and decided to get it because it seems like an interesting story. So far, I like it. What are you reading this week?

21 comments:

  1. Now I'm very curious! Love the cover, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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    1. The cover is nice. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That opening looks interesting. I love the cover too. Thanks for sharing.

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

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  5. This sounds great! I think I'll be adding it to my tbr. :)

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  6. I really love Lauren Oliver and I should give this one a try soon. It looks super cute. I hope that you love it! :)

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    1. The Screaming Statue was just okay. However, I haven't read anything else by Lauren Oliver yet but have heard a lot of good things about her other series. So, I still want to give them a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. This looks really good. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I am glad you are enjoying this one so far, Breana. This sounds like a fun one.

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  9. I haven't heard of this series, but I love that MG books have such amazing illustrated covers. Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Hi Breana,

    This probably isn't one for me, but like everyone else, I love the cover art. In fact the artwork for all three covers in the series to date, is amazing when seen as a collection.

    The four children protagonists sound like a very modern and up to date version of an Enid Blyton 'Famous Five' or 'Secret Seven' storyline.

    Ooops! showing my age a bit now!!

    Enjoy :)

    Yvonne

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    1. Yeah, the covers are pretty nice for this series. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. The cover looks gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Have a great reading week.

    Sassy x

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Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

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