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02 November 2018

Book Beginnings #63

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

I am currently reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.
The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke's house like giggling phantoms, darting in and out of rooms, hiding in cupboards to eavesdrop, sneaking into the kitchen to steal the last of the summer peaches.
I am so excited to be rereading the Grisha Trilogy, starting with Shadow and Bone. It's been a good few years since I last read these books, but since BKMRK are hosting a month-long readalong I couldn't resist.

I remember that I really enjoyed these the first time round, and this first sentence reminds me why: the writing. I love Leigh Bardugo's writing style.
I pulled the kefta tighter around me, feeling suddenly cold. I remembered the surety that had flooded through me with the Darkling's touch, and that strangely familiar sensation of a call echoing through me, a call that demanded an answer.
I feel like the Darkling is one of my favourite ever villains. I'm not up to this part of the story yet, as I'm only reading one chapter per day (which is hell, do not recommend, I want to read it all now) and I can't wait to get up to the part where Alina and the Darkling meet.

I'm enjoying rereading this series with hindsight, knowing what's going to happen. The anticipation is delicious.

What are you reading this week?


  1. im starting this series too - thanks to the readalong the publishers are hosting. i picked it up a few years ago but only read 100~ pages so im excited to see where it goes :)

  2. I enjoyed this series too. This week I am featuring a historical mystery - A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden. Happy reading!

  3. It's been a long time since I first read Shadow and Bone. I need to finish this series.

  4. I really, really, really wanna read this book! :-) Happy weekend!

  5. I've not read this trilogy, though I confess to be quite tempted. Why isn't there enough time to read everything one wants to read? My book is called 1968 Do you remember that year?

  6. I really like this series too! It's been awhile since I've read it, I probably need to reread it sometime!

  7. I enjoyed the first book but haven't got to the rest yet. I love the covers!

    My Friday 56 from Fairest

  8. I just finished Pandemonium (Delirium #2) so now I'm reading the third book, Requiem!😊

  9. Right now I'm reading Clockwork Angel, but The Grisha Verse trilogy is one of the backlist books I want to read!


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