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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Posts

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't dig for their favorite book, the coolest, or the most intellectual. They use the one they are currently reading.

Book: Cress by Marissa Meyer, 3rd book in The Lunar Chronicles series.

Book Beginnings:
     Her satellite made one full orbit around the planet Earth every sixteen hours. It was a prison that came with an endlessly breathtaking view---vast ocean and swirling clouds and sunrises that set half the world on fire.
Friday 56:
     Nainsi, Kai's android assistant, appeared in the office doorway, holding a tray with jasmine tea and hot wash clothes. Her sensor lights flashed. 'Daily reports, Your Majesty?'
... Nainsi set the tray on Kai's desk and turned to face him and Torin, launching into the day's reports that blissfully had nothing to do with wedding vows or eight-course dinners.
My Thoughts: This is the third installment in the Lunar Chronicles series, which are based on fairy tales is the partial retelling of Rapunzel. I couldn't imagine how the author was going to imprison Cress until I read the first line. Of course. Her tower is a satellite from which she cannot escape.

11 comments:

  1. Intriguing excerpts! I've always loved the covers of the books in this series...thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  2. I've read Cinder but haven't yet gotten to book 2. Interesting that the 3rd book is based on Rapunzel -- I look forward to seeing how Meyer does that!

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  3. I really want to read this series because it sounds like such fun, but haven't gotten round to it yet! The Beginning was great though! I'm also your 470th follower ;)
    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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    1. Thank you for following. I hope you do read the Lunar Chronicles series. It is quite delightful.

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  4. I read Cinder, and finally got a copy of Scarlet, so Cress is on my list too!
    Happy weekend!

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  5. I haven't read any of these books, but they sound good.

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  6. Hi Anne,

    Whilst this series probably isn't for me, your opening lines are quite intriguing. I would love the opportunity to take a trip into space and circle the planet. The views would surely be the most beautiful experience ever, although I wouldn't want to stay up there too long!!

    I am wondering if the planet she is circling is in fact Earth at all, as she doesn't mention seeing land at all?

    I hope that you are enjoying the new installment of the series and that you are having a good weekend so far,

    Yvonne

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    1. Yes, the series is set in the suture on planet Earth with the moon (or Lunar people) playing a role. It would be something to be in a spaceship to see Earth from afar but I'm afraid I don't have the nerves for such a trip, even if it were possible.

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  7. Sounds like a delightful series. I love the long braid. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I still have to read Cinder. I hope I got the chance soon.
    great choice

    Ruty@Reading...Dreaming

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  9. I love the cover of this book. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog.

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