Friday, February 15, 2019

The Friday 56 (148) & Book Beginnings: A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos

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...
Volume 1 of The Mirror Visitor Quartet; Winner of the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire.... 
Where once there was unity, vastly different worlds now exist. Over each, the spirit of an omnipotent and immortal ancestor abides. Long ago, following a cataclysm called the Rupture, the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands, known now as arks. Ophelia lives on Anima, where inhabitants can read the pasts of objects. What’s more, she is also a “mirror-traveler,” possessing an ability that has been passed down to her through generations. Her idyllic existence on Anima is disrupted when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, an influential member of a distant clan. Still only a girl, Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold and icy ark called Pole. But there, her future husband seems indifferent to her and she slowly realizes that her presence on Pole is part of a much bigger plot and has far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world. 
An unforgettable heroine, an insightful study of relationships, a rich and bountiful universe, intrigue and suspense, A Winter’s Promise is perfect for readers of Margaret Rogerson, Scott Westerfeld, Melissa Albert, and N.K. Jemisin....


Beginning: "It's often said of old buildings that they have a soul. On Anima, the ark where objects come to life, old buildings tend mostly to become appallingly bad-tempered."

56: "In a whirlwind of skirt, the storm departed from the room just as it had arrived."


Comments: I finally read A Winter's Promise, and I loved it. What are you reading this week?


24 comments:

  1. I really like those quotes! It sounds quirk and magical. And good fun!
    My Friday memes this week

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  2. Great excerpts! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. This sounds fascinating. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. I am spotlighting Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch this week. Happy reading!

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  4. This sounds like such a great read. And I'm loving that cover! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

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    1. I really enjoyed the story. Also, the cover is what initially got my attention. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Sounds like a delightful story!! Happy weekend!

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  6. I've had a copy of this book for the longest time and was originally tempted by its cover and title. Now that you've shared some interesting excerpts, I need to locate it in my book stash.

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    1. The first paragraph also drew me into the story. It was such an interesting description right at the start of the book. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  7. The first quote made me smile about old buildings being bad tempered. I think that is correct about most old buildings. My Friday quotes come from Life on Mars

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    1. It's also one of my favorite quotes from the book. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I have actually just bought the book. Great to see so many people enjoying it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy A Winter's Promise once you get to it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I like the sound of this one, and the cover is cute!

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    1. The cover is nice. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  11. I love all the details on this cover. It's so lovely. Glad you enjoyed this one and hope you have a lovely weekend!

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    1. The cover looks even better in person (it's also easier to see all the little details). Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. This is new to me, but I just love that cover and it sounds so good. I am glad you liked it.

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