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The Friday 56 (#7)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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Today’s #friday56 comes from #gregorymaguireand #afteralice !!!

I am so wanting to drop everything and #read this #book this second, but alas, it must wait! Have you read this one ? Thoughts on it, if so?


“Let me think,” said Rosa Rugosa. “No. Rosinathorn, Rosadolorosa, have you seen an Alice?”

Perhaps they didn’t know what an Alice was. Rosinathorn and Rosadolorosa refused to reply.

Ada hurried on. “It’s just that–well, if she’s here, I seem to have lost her.”

“Perhaps SHE has lost YOU,” said Rosa Rugosa. “You aren’t much in the way of sparkling companionship so far. You’re new here, aren’t you?”

My thoughts: first off, wow with the rose names. I think it’s safe to guess these are the lovely singing flowers. Secondly, I forgot how much I looooove Gregory Maguire?! Everything he writes is so entertaining!

After AliceFrom the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this brilliant new work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings — and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late — and tumbles down the rabbit hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Euridyce can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is After Alice.

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Are you participating in #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !
Until next time, happy book-ing!
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Friday Fever (#7)

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Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Today’s Theme:  Romance and Retellings

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Kick, Push & Coast Duet: Includes Kick, Push and Coast by [McLean, Jay]

Roots and Wings (City Limits Book 1) by [Mabie, M.]

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The Swan Kingdom by [Marriott, Zoe]

Mirrored (Kendra Chronicles) by [Flinn, Alex]

Finnikin of the Rock (The Lumatere Chronicles Book 1) by [Marchetta, Melina]

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn) by [Ahdieh, Renée]

Mosquitoland by [Arnold, David]

The Bone Season: A Novel by [Shannon, Samantha]

The Loney by [Hurley, Andrew Michael]

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories by [Green, John, Myracle, Lauren, Johnson, Maureen]

All We Have Left by [Mills, Wendy]

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The Forgetting by [Cameron, Sharon]

Collecting the Pieces by [Fiore, L.A.]

Full Tilt by [Scott, Emma]

Beauty Mark by [Walls, Stephie]

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27 Days to Midnight by [Kruppa, Kristine]

Sunshine and Rain (City Limits Book 2) by [Mabie, M.]

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Damsel Distressed by [Macke, Kelsey]

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Welp, there you go!  Some awesome reads for epic prices!  Have you guys read any of them?  Are there any you’re dying to read and bought immediately?  Let me know your thoughts below!

Posted up your own awesome FRIDAY FEVER?!  Click the frog below to link up with others and find even MOAR awesome book deals!

 

(and please remember:  I DID NOT!!! pick up every single book listed here, just the ones that I didn’t already have and/or am super excited about!  Most of these are just books I feel YOU lovely penguins might be interested in!)

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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The Friday 56 (#4)

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Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
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#friday56 number four! I picked up #unlundun by #chinamieville at random for this post, and I’m so glad I did! If you love #aliceinwonderland , you should consider trying out this awesome #retelling

“They passed squat tower blocks, arches of brick and stone, the hotchpotch slopes of roofs. There were stranger things, too: sky-scraper-high chests of drawers in polished wood, spires like melting candles, houses like enormous hats and bats. Deeba pointed at gargoyles and pigeons on some of the houses, then started: some of the gargoyles were moving.”

About the Book:

Un Lun Dun What is Un Lun Dun?

It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too–including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book.

When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong.

Unfortunately, I read this BEFORE my days of review awesomeness started, so I can’t link you to my review.  I DID give this 4/5 Penguins, though!

Are you participating in #Friday56 ?!  Link me below if you are, or find me on instagram at betwixtthesepages !
Until next time, happy book-ing!
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Friday Fever (#4)

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Hello, and welcome to Friday Fever–your one stop igloo for all things bookish and sales-worthy!

I decided to make this meme because:

1.) I don’t know who hosts the Friday Finds posts anymore;
2.) I’m too lazy to go seeking out the new host, if there is one;
3.) I always did my own thing with Friday Finds anyway, so why not just make it OFFICIALLY my own idea?!

As  always, these are all epic finds under $2.00 $5.00 on Amazon Kindle!
Click the cover to be taken to the AMAZON page!

Remember:  these deals can change at any time.  ALWAYS double check before hitting the buy button!

No descriptions because HOLY BOOKS, PENGUINS (also, lazy)!

Also, I’m not splitting these into prices this week because I don’t wanna because there are SO MANY awesome book deals happening right now I’m very worried for my wallet…

Contemporary vs. Fantasy

Shadow Blessed (The Shadow Accords Book 1) by [Holmberg, D.K.]

Shadow Cursed (The Shadow Accords Book 2) by [Holmberg, D.K.]

Shadow Born (The Shadow Accords Book 3) by [Holmberg, D.K.]

The Muse: A Novel by [Burton, Jessie]

Mage Slave (The Enslaved Chronicles Book 1) by [Thorne, R. K.]

Gena/Finn by [Moskowitz, Hannah, Helgeson, Kat]

Emerge: The Awakening: (Book 1) by [Craven, Melissa A.]

Unspeakable by [Rushton, Abbie]

The Sorcerer's Concubine (The Telepath and the Sorcerer Book 1) by [Dolamore, Jaclyn]

The Sorcerer's Wife (The Telepath and the Sorcerer Book 2) by [Dolamore, Jaclyn]

All the Rage: A Novel by [Summers, Courtney]

Slave, Warrior, Queen (Of Crowns and Glory-Book 1) by [Rice, Morgan]

Rogue, Prisoner, Princess (Of Crowns and Glory-Book 2) by [Rice, Morgan]

Knight, Heir, Prince (Of Crowns and Glory-Book 3) by [Rice, Morgan]

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by [King, A.S.]

Switched (A Trylle Novel Book 1) by [Hocking, Amanda]

Every Day by [Levithan, David]

The Darkest Corners by [Thomas, Kara]

A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy Book 1) by [Bray, Libba]

Welp, there you go!  Some awesome reads for epic prices!  Have you guys read any of them?  Are there any you’re dying to read and bought immediately?  Let me know your thoughts below!

(and please remember:  I DID NOT!!! pick up every single book listed here, just the ones that I didn’t already have and/or am super excited about!  Most of these are just books I feel YOU lovely penguins might be interested in!)

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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