Friday, March 9, 2018

The Friday 56 (127) & Book Beginnings: Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace

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.
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Synopsis from Goodreads...

In New York, eating out can be hell. Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no different, but where do demons go to satisfy their culinary cravings? Welcome to Sin du Jour - where devils on horseback are the clients, not the dish...
Beginning: "A hotel room in São Paulo is the third worst place in the world in which to go into cardiac arrest."

56: "Bronko grins. "All evidence to the contrary, kid."
Comments: I've been getting into more novellas lately with Aliette de Bodard's The Tea Master and the Detective (March 31, 2018 from Subterranean Press), and now Envy of Angel's by Matt Wallace. This book was good. I wish it was longer, but that doesn't change how much I enjoyed the story.

What are you reading this week?


28 comments:

  1. Hi Breana!

    Ha! This does sound like a fun read. Took me by surprise, actually. ;)


    Here is mine for today! http://bit.ly/2FtihiX

    Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.

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    1. That's the reaction I had when I first read the synopsis. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I like the excerpts--this sounds like a creative and fun read. Enjoy!

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    1. That's actually a pretty accurate way to describe this novella. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Sounds like a fun concept. This week I am featuring Under the Shadows by Gwen Florio - a mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

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  4. Hmm, not my usual, either...but I am now curious. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I used to read urban fantasy all the time. It's been a while, and Envy of Angels reminded me that I need to read more of those books again. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love the premise of this book. Culinary demons? It has got to be funny.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

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    1. There were a lot of unexpected and ridiculous moments. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I liked your 56-leaves alot to the imagination!! Here is my 56!
    http://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-friday-56_9.html

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    1. And that's why I picked that quote. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I love that blurb! That's quote an unusual premise and a unique take on the usual foodie scene book. I love that beginning too. Only 3rd worst? And how very specific!

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    1. You pretty much described one of the things I liked about the novella. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. This sounds super interesting! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. The snippets made me laugh and drew me in, and that cover I really like too! :-) Happy weekend!

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  10. What a fun concept for a novella! I think that any books involving food are the greatest. I hope that you enjoy this one. :)

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  11. Amusing opening. Makes me wonder what is the second worst and worst.

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  12. I wonder what the second worst and the worst place are to go into cardiac arrest XD Have a nice weekend!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  13. That sounds pretty cool! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. The premise was pretty cool. I'm actually really looking forward to the rest of the series. Thanks for stopping by!

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Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

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