Since 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.
Have you ever read a book you thought you’d hate but loved? Or vice versa? – Suggested byA Great Read
Rarely do I get a book that I think I am going to love and it so lets me down but it does happen. So here are a couple that I hated.
I thought this one sounded so good and it failed me. It was so horrible that I almost DNFed it but kept going and I am not even curious about what will happen next. It was way to confusing for me and had so many holes in it!
I am so hit and miss with Dystopian type books but this one sounded so good and I thought it was horrible and DNFed it. I hated the MC, she was so vain and whiny and I just couldn’t take it.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.
When Stephen is forced to move back to the nowhere town where his father grew up, he’s already sure he’s not going to like it. Spencer, Michigan, is like a town straight out of a Hitchcock movie, with old-fashioned people who see things only in black-and-white. But things start looking up when Stephen meets the mysterious twins Cara and Devon. They’re total punks–hardly the kind of people Stephen’s dad wants him hanging out with–but they’re a breath of fresh air in this backward town. The only problem is, Cara and Devon don’t always get along, and as Stephen forms a friendship with the charismatic Devon and something more with the troubled Cara, he starts to feel like he’s getting caught in the middle of a conflict he doesn’t fully understand. And as Devon’s group of friends, who hang out in a cemetery they call The Playground, get up to increasingly reckless activities to pass the summer days, Stephen worries he may be in over his head.
Stephen’s fears prove well-founded when he learns of Spencer’s dark past. It seems the poor factory town has a history of “bad times,” and many of the town’s oldest residents attribute the bad times to creatures right out of an urban legend. The legend goes that the only way the town will prosper again is if someone makes a sacrifice to these nightmarish creatures. And while Stephen isn’t one to believe in old stories, it seems Devon and his gang might put a lot of faith in them.
Maybe even enough to kill for them. Now, Stephen has to decide what he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end.
My fingers were going numb, my bound wrists worn raw by the ropes, but I twisted again, hard this time.
We’d left my old house as if we were stealing away in the night. Which, really, I guess we were.
Well that has me a bit curious! I haven’t started this book yet but I am getting ready too because it was my pick for a goodreads challenge at The Challenge Factory.
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.
I tried to keep my temper under control. My grandmother had set the table for three, and was folding her apron when I came into the kitchen. She looked at me with a challenge in her eyes that told me that she knew exactly why I was so angry. I glanced up and confirmed that Mom’s teapot was also missing. Then I took a breath before speaking and blew it out slowly, so that my head had less of a chance of exploding. “Do you know what happened to the photograph of my mom that was on my nightstand? It’s Missing.”
Oh I would be so mad if someone came and got rid of a picture of my mom!!! Grandmother or not I would be so ticked.
*Taken from the eARC of The Cemetery Boys so all teasers words might not be the same in final product.
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.
Have you ever received a bound galley from a publisher for review? What did you think about it? Were you surprised at anything?
I received some back when I first started reviewing in 2007 and it was different but not that much different, just bigger. I do prefer the ARC’s they give out now and I am glad they don’t give out the larger galleys to much anymore. I can’t remember what they were but I do believe they were romances..been to long ago. 🙂
Leave a link to your friday memes and I will check them out! 🙂