Friday, October 15, 2021

The Friday 56 (207) & 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.


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: "Snow and road salt flew up from their tires as they got on the highway heading north."

56: "Mr. Adler popped back in from the kitchen. A few yards away, Mrs. Wilson and Coco's mom were attacking the fireplace with mops and shovels and buckets."


Comments: I'm done with my reread of Small Spaces and Dead Voices, and I'm excited to finally start Dark Waters. What are you reading this week?

18 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds lovely and spooky for this season! Also, the cover is so great, with the skull and the way the viewer is kind of peeping past a tree at the lodge. I hope you enjoy it as much as 'Small Spaces' and 'Dead Voices'! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. The book cover is nice. It's also the perfect kind of story for October. There were plenty of spooky aspects that I really enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  2. This looks great, I will check it out along with the first book

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    1. I highly recommend both books, and I hope you like them if you read them. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend! :-)

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

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  4. Small Spaces is on my TBR and I guess Dead Voices will land there now too! Seems like great reads!

    Have a good weekend and enjoy your books!

    Elza Reads

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    1. They are. The series is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  5. This sounds so good! Plus, that cover is awesome. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  6. What a perfect read for Halloween! I hope you enjoy Dark Waters.

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    1. It is. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  7. This seems like a great read for October.

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    1. It is. The series so far is just perfect for this time year. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  8. A very relatable beginning. The 56 perked me up! Happy weekend!

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  9. This book sounds deliciously creepy--perfect for the run up to Halloween!

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