Friday, October 22, 2021

The Friday 56 (208) & Book Beginnings: Dark Waters 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...
New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces and Dead Voices.

Having met and outsmarted the smiling man in Dead Voices but fearful of when he'll come again, Ollie, Brian, and Coco are anxiously searching for a way to defeat him once and for all. By staying together and avoiding remote places, they've steered clear of him so far but their constant worry and stress is taking a toll on their lives and friendship. So when Ollie's dad and Coco's mom plan a "fun" boat trip on Lake Champlain, the three are apprehensive to say the least. They haven't had the best of luck on their recent trips and even worse their frenemy Phil is on the boat as well. But when a lake monster destroys their boat, they end up shipwrecked on a deserted island. This isn't just any island though. It's hidden from the outside world in a fog and unless everyone works together to find a way to escape, they won't survive long.

Beginning: "Spring in East Evansburg, and the rain poured down like someone had turned on a hose in the sky."

56: "In the second of confusion that followed, they heard Mr. Dimmond's voice from he wheel."

Comments: This is a series that keeps getting better and better. Dark Waters was just good. What are you reading this week?


  1. OOf that's quite a way to ramp up the tension, with both a sea monster and an island hidden from the world by mists! Fingers crossed this one does it for the Smiling Man, however. I'm glad you enjoyed this one as well and I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

    1. I had the same thought when I first read the synopsis. The lake monster and the setting were a big draw. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Now I am curious! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. I love it when a series just gets better and better. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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

  5. ooh, maybe a bit too creepy for me, but I hope you enjoy it.
    Here is my Friday 56:

  6. I'm intrigued by this one. It sounds exciting.


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