Friday Meme’s ~ The River at Night

Posted January 13, 2017 by Stormi in Memes / 28 Comments

BMR,Friday's MemeSince there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Best and worst reads for 2016. Which would you recommend, which would you not?

Okay, so I already threw out my list that I had for this because I already listed this with my out with the old and in with the new post in Dec. Here are a couple favorites:


Worst would be the one I remember DNFing cause I couldn’t get into it.

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

A high stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction.

Winifred Allen needs a vacation.

Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a fifteen-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings.

What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare: A freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. To survive, Wini must reach beyond the world she knows to harness an inner strength she never knew she possessed.

With intimately observed characters, visceral prose, and pacing as ruthless as the river itself, The River at Night is a dark exploration of creatures—both friend and foe—that you won’t soon forget.

Hoping to get to this one this month after I finish a couple others, I am so behind on my eARC reading.

Early one morning in late March, Pia forced my hand.

This has got me curious, especially because after that sentence, it talks about her going to the Y and not sure if that sentence has to do with that or something else.

Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

“What do you see?” Sandra called out. “A fire!” Pia dropped back into the water. “Guys-someone’s up there! I think we’re going to be okay.”

Goodness, what a teaser! I hope whoever has the fire are friendly and not badies.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

Is everyday a reading day for you?

Uh, well of course! 🙂 I would go crazy if I couldn’t read or listen to an audio book every day. I think the only time I didn’t do a lot of reading was when I went to Chicago last year, but then I had a ton of things to do. Mostly I am just on my own so not a lot of things to do. Even if I am cleaning I am still listening to an audio, or out in the yard working, audio….lol. 🙂

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28 responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ The River at Night

  1. I’ve seen this book somewhere else this week…but am grateful for the description and quotes. Sounds eerie. Reminds me of a summer camp up in the Uintah mountains (Utah). We went on a “star hike” and had to find our way back down the mountain in the dark with like 3 flashlights in a group of at least 25 middle schoolers. One of the counselors thought it would be funny to rush out of the woods roaring like a bear. I was /not/ a happy camper that night.

    I think I’ve like DNF’d two books in 3 years, one just recently. Ack! It was traumatic (well…you know).

    Here’s my Friday 56 post!

  2. Lisa Ks Book Reviews

    The 56 really grabbed me. I feel silly asking this because I’m sure I should know what it is, but what is DNF? Obviously it mean quitting a book before finishing, but I can’t figure the initials. I’d love for you an your readers to check out mine . . .

    • Stormi

      Yeah I think the only time I didn’t do much reading was last year when I went to Chicago, but then I was gone from morning till night and to tuckered out to read…lol. So good thing I don’t vacation much either!

  3. I don’t read many books from this genre, but I’m trying to change that. The River at Night sounds really interesting. Enjoy the book once you get to it! 🙂

  4. I try to find the time to read everyday. However, I do need to find time to listen to several audio books that are piled on my desk collecting dust.

  5. I can’t decide if I want to read The River at Night. I’ve heard mixed things about it. Plus i have teen horror movies in my head like wrong turn.

    • Stormi

      Yeah, I thought oooh finally I found a 56 that was cool. 🙂 It always seems like that page in a lot of my reads is not very cool.

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