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Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Quotes: Winter

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
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Book Title: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Book Beginnings:
Winter's toes had become ice cubes. They were as cold as space. As cold as the dark side of Luna.
Friday 56:
Wolf's shoulders hunched closer to his ears, and the guilty expression was all the answer she needed. She's heard rumors of his insatiable appetite and the high-octane metabolism that kept him always fidgeting, always moving.
Comment: Marissa Meyer, the author of Winter and the other books in the Lunar Chronicles, lives in my neck-of-the-woods. Last November I attended the launch party for Winter which was held in an old ballroom crammed full of girls dressed in their finest ball gowns. It was quite the affair. But after i got home I placed the book on the library shelves for others to read first. Finally it was my turn. It only took me a year to finally get around to reading the finale of this wonderful and inventive series which is a re-telling of several popular fairy tales: Cinderella (book 1-Cinder); Little Red Riding Hood (book 2 -Scarlet); Rapunzel (book 3 -Cress), and Snow White (book 4- Winter.)

9 comments:

  1. I tried to read it, but didn't like it, so didn't finish it. Should I give it another try?

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    1. I was acutely aware that its target audience was teens and even younger teens. I'd say you should read it if you read the other three books and you want to know how the story wraps up, otherwise, skip it.

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  2. Love the imagery in the opening lines. I haven't read this series...and it may not be my kind of read. But thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. I love this series, and this book so much! Happy weekend!!

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  4. I'm biased on this one because I love the Lunar Chronicles. How exciting to go to the book launch. I'm very jealous :-)

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  5. Love the story of how you acquired the book...and glad that you got the chance to read and enjoy it.

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  6. Loved this series! I really like the fact that there isn't really anything quite like it around. Glad you finally got to this one!

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