Friday Book Beginnings and the Friday 56 | #4

I found this on Bookworm Book Reviews and loved the concept of the two weekly challenges together. Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Published: September 22nd, 2015

Synopsis: The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.

Greta will be free if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday. Until then she lives in the Precepture school with the daughters and sons of the world’s leaders. Like them, she is taught to obey the machines that control their lives. Like them, she is prepared to die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes when a new hostage arrives. Elián is a boy who refuses to play by the rules, a boy who defies everything Greta has ever been taught. And he opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the system they live under—and to her own power.

As Greta and Elián watch their nations tip closer to war, Greta becomes a target in a new kind of game. A game that will end up killing them both—unless she can find a way to break all the rules [x].

Beginning: Once Upon a Time, at the End of the World.

Page 56: My mother would not approve if I died with a scene.

My review on The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow can be read here.

Comment down below with your Friday Book Beginning or Friday 56!

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21 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings and the Friday 56 | #4

  1. Breaking the rules can definitely be a way to strike out….thanks for sharing, and enjoy. Here's mine: “THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME”


  2. Kim Griffin says:

    Great snippets! This is on my TBR, but I don't know when I'll be able to get to it, unfortunately. It sounds great though. I especially love the beginning! Thanks for sharing, Danica! Hope you have a great weekend! Here's my Friday memes. Happy reading!


  3. Not heard of this one, so hope you liked it. 🙂

    Friday Memes


  4. Katherine P says:

    This sounds really interesting and I love both the teasers – especially the 56. This is a little different from my usual book but I think I'd enjoy it so on my TBR it goes! Hope you enjoy it!


  5. I wasn't a big fan of this one and taking a peak at your review, it looks like you felt the same way. Hope you have a lovely weekend!


  6. Breana M. says:

    I haven't read this one since I couldn't ever decide if I wanted to or not. The beginning is certainly interesting. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  7. Laura Thomas says:

    I'm on the fence about this one. Interesting beginning and I like the excerpt too.

    My 56 –


  8. Maria says:

    This sounds like an interesting book – thanks for visiting my Friday meme


  9. I love both your teasers! This book sounds good and I'll have to add it to my TBR.


  10. Danica says:

    The beginning and 56 are intriguing but sadly this book was a miss for me!


  11. Danica says:

    I wouldn't put it at the top of your TBR but it's a quick read!


  12. Danica says:

    Yeah, I feel like if the setting was different maybe it would've been a little better… too much goat talk!


  13. Danica says:

    The cover is what drew me in!


  14. Danica says:

    Sadly it was a miss for me… thanks for stopping by!


  15. fredamans says:

    Love both snippets. The mother sounds like a dictator though… lol
    Happy weekend!


  16. Elizabeth says:

    I love the cover.

    ENJOY reading the book.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


  17. I'm definitely adding this to my tbr. 🙂

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).


  18. I've seen this one before, but it had some mixed reviews.. And I see you didn;t like it very much.. bummer !! Hopefully your next book will be better 🙂


  19. Danica says:

    I'm reading Dragonfly in Amber and have been listening to The Kiss of Deception. Both are much better! 🙂


  20. Danica says:

    It does sound interesting! However it reads quite differently – haha.


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