Friday Reads was invented by The Candid Cover and is a merge of:
- Book Beginnings which is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where we share the first sentence(s) of a book.
- The Friday 56 which is hosted by Freda’s Voice where we share a snippet from page 56 of a book (or 56% on an e-reader).
The first lines of Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor:
“Kora and Nova had never seen a Mesarthim, but they knew all about them. Everyone did.”
I like how the reader is immediately drawn into the story and Kora and Nova aren’t in Strange the Dreamer so starting the book by introducing them is a good way of capturing the reader’s attention.
The Friday 56:
A snippet of Muse of Nightmares from p56:
“If the kingdom of knowledge was a city, then a swath of Thyon’s had been shaken to the ground, and he was standing knee-deep in rubble both in his thoughts and in reality.”
The reason I love Taylor’s writing so much is because of these imaginative and original similes and metaphors she uses. They really enhance the reading experience.
Look out for my review of Muse of Nightmares that I’m posting tomorrow! What are you reading this Friday?