Friday, 16 February 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 16 February 2018

Hi all! I'm back. I returned to Australia mid January, but it's taken me a few weeks to get everything straight. Finally, however, I have sufficient time to join the hops once more. I look forward to seeing your posts and reconnecting with you all, sharing our current reads.
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Have you ever found yourself acting like a favorite character in a novel? If so, which one?
Well, in my imagination, I do this all the time, of course. I love to picture myself in different scenarios from my favourite stories. However, I assume you mean more in a real-life kind of way, and in that case, no, I can't think of any times I've done so.

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Opening sentence:
The tide was low and the boats not yet in the water, and so I walked, shivering, into the sea.






From page 56:
Soon, he'd said, I would be able to see dolphins and whales, great fierce creatures that grew horns from their heads and thirsted for the blood of sailors.






My Current Read 
The Diminished
Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole…yet some face the world alone.

The singleborn

A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him.

The diminished

When one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died. Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what’s left of her life in peace.

As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures — one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined.

25 comments:

  1. I've heard about this book but never read the synopsis. It does look interesting. Enjoy your current read!

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  2. Your book beginning book, is right up my street! Will look into that further!

    My post is here: http://bit.ly/2o5Q4b9 and I'm talking about 'The Magus' A fantasy romance, with rave reviews. I'm very excited to discover these authors! ;)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Oh that cover is gorgeous! That alone pulls me in. I don't think I've acted like a book character either - especially not in real life.

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  4. I can almost feel that cold water as the character walks into the sea.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE LAST MOVE”

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    1. Yes, it's quite an atmospheric opening.

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  5. That 56 had me thinking mermaids and mermen!! Love the sounds of it! Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes, it does conjure that, doesn't it? Although, that's not actually the focus of the tale.

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  6. What an incredible premise about twins being the norm. The first line really grabbed me.

    I also liked how you organized this post. It is so easy to read and looks great.

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    1. Yes, it's an interesting idea. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like my layout.

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  7. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it. The week I am featuring Little Girl Gone by Gerry Schmitt from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. Happy Reading to you too.

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  8. Haha! Sometimes I do imagine myself like some characters. You make a good point.

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  9. I love the cover and I'm really intrigued by the idea that twins are more common than singleborns? Love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. The Diminished sounds like a good read. I'm going to have to check it out.

    Book Blogger Hop: I don't think I've ever started acting like a character, unless you count Nancy Drew when I was a kid, pretending to solve mysteries.

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  11. In real life no for me too, but I would like to be in some of the books.

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  12. For me, it's really more a case of being able to relate to certain characters, and wanting to emulate them. But I have never found myself actually acting like a favorite character in real life, either. However, whenever I have worn my Gryffindor robe in the past, and waved my illuminated HG wand around, I have indeed felt very much like Hermione! Lol. Wingardium Leviosa! :) :)

    OOOOOOHH!! Your current read sounds so INCREDIBLY AWESOME!! And I LOVE that cover, too!! Adding it to my Goodreads shelves right away!! Thanks for sharing!! <3 <3 :) :)

    Thanks for commenting on my BBH post, and sorry for the late comment back.... :(

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    1. Hi Maria. No problem. Hope you'll enjoy it if you read it. I am finding it okay so far.

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  13. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop last week Nicki!

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