Friday, August 18, 2017

The Friday 56 (111) & Book Beginnings: Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

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.
31423196Synopsis from Goodreads...

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true...
Beginnings: "In three weeks, Noemi Vidal will die--here, in this very place."

56: "Noemi imagines the Gastons standing before her, tall and pale, their expressions disapproving. How could you let this happen? they might say." 
Comments: I haven't read a book by Claudia Gray since back before I started blogging. Defy the Star's is one of her newer novels. I wasn't too sure about it but ended up really loving the story. For the sake of avoiding spoilers for parts of the store, ,y 56 comes from page 52 instead. 

What are you reading this week?

27 comments:

  1. I'm so desperate to read this book - it looks amazing and the cover is gorgeous. Glad you loved it!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. This does sound like a fun read. I've not heard of this author before!

    Here's mine:

    http://bit.ly/2vISu3P

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Luv Sassy
    :)

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    1. It was a pretty fun story. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I enjoyed this one too. I'm reading White Hot by Ilona Andrews this week. Happy reading!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that. I'm also looking forward to the sequel, Defy the Worlds. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend! :-)

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  4. I haven't' read anything from Claudia Gray but the cover of this one has been catching my eye. That beginning is definitely an attention grabber! I want to know more just based off that!

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    1. That was also my reaction to the beginning. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. I am now curious, even though this isn't my usual genre. Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. This sounds like something I would like. I haven't read anything by Claudia Gray before, admittedly. I am glad you ended up really liking this one. Adding it to my wish list! Thanks for sharing, Breana. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I need to read something by her... I have it all wishlisted! :-) Happy weekend!

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  8. I remember seeing this when there was a lot of hype around it then I forgot about it. I forgot how interesting the concept sounds. I finished the Thousand Skies trilogy by her so I am willing to try this one as well. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. That's kind of what happened to me. Recently, I saw that my local library had a copy available for hold, so I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I'm glad I did. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. I haven't read a book by Claudia Gray for a good bit. I read the first book in her witch trilogy a while back, but I'm more interested in continuing with the sequel to A Thousand Pieces of You. This sounds really good though, and maybe it'll be the next Gray book I read after the sequel! I love the beginning. :D

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    1. The only other book I've read by Claudia Gray was Evernight. So I haven't read anything from her Spellcaster series. I have heard a lot of good things about A Thousand Pieces of You and might eventually read that one. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Actually I think the opening sentence is pretty effective in setting the stage. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I totally agree. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. That beginning hooked me. I haven't read a Claudia Gray book yet, but I have a couple in my TBR list. I might have to add this one, too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. Claudia Gray is one of my favourites and this one sounds like it is going to be a great read. I hope that you enjoy it! :)

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    1. I did enjoy Defy the Stars. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!

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  13. I've seen this one around, but didn't know what it was about. Sounds like am interesting science fiction novel. Happy Friday!

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  14. I've been wanting to try this one out! :)

    My post + my current giveaway

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