Friday, October 11, 2019

The Friday 56 (161) & Book Beginnings: Dead Voices by Katherine Arden

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.


43069601. sy475 Synopsis from Goodreads...
Bestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces. 
Having survived sinister scarecrows and the malevolent smiling man in Small Spaces, newly minted best friends Ollie, Coco, and Brian are ready to spend a relaxing winter break skiing together with their parents at Mount Hemlock Resort. But when a snowstorm sets in, causing the power to flicker out and the cold to creep closer and closer, the three are forced to settle for hot chocolate and board games by the fire. Ollie, Coco, and Brian are determined to make the best of being snowed in, but odd things keep happening. Coco is convinced she has seen a ghost, and Ollie is having nightmares about frostbitten girls pleading for help. Then Mr. Voland, a mysterious ghost hunter, arrives in the midst of the storm to investigate the hauntings at Hemlock Lodge. Ollie, Coco, and Brian want to trust him, but Ollie's watch, which once saved them from the smiling man, has a new cautionary message: BEWARE. With Mr. Voland's help, Ollie, Coco, and Brian reach out to the dead voices at Mount Hemlock. Maybe the ghosts need their help--or maybe not all ghosts can or should be trusted. 
Dead Voices is a terrifying follow-up to Small Spaces with thrills and chills galore and the captive foreboding of a classic ghost story.

Beginning: "Winter in East Evansburg, and just after dusk, five people in a beat-up old Subaru peeled out of town in a snowstorm."

56: "Coco's mom sat back on her heels, a smudge of ash on one cheek. "As a matter of fact, I do," she said."


Comments: I finally read the sequel to Katherine Arden's Small Spaces. Dead Voices was such a delightfully spooky story. I loved it. What are you reading this week?

14 comments:

  1. I can't do too spooky or I get nightmares. From the description I think I'd better stay away from this one. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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

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  3. This sounds spooky good! I'll have to look for this series. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Dead Voices was pretty spooky. If you have read Katherine Arden's The Winternight Trilogy, then I recommend giving the Small Spaces series a try. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I'm curious for more!! Happy CDN Thanksgiving weekend!

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  5. What a great -- and creepy -- choice for this time of year.

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    1. Dead Voices is definitely the kind of book that's perfect for October. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  6. I love her Winternight trilogy, but I haven't read this series.

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    1. The Small Spaces series is vastly different from the Winternight trilogy, but it's just as good. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  7. The first book is on my TBR, so I didn't really read your post. I don't want to be spoiled. lol Happy Weekend!
    My Friday: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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