Friday, August 28, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #10: A Quote From My Current Read

Welcome to Feature & Follow Friday!!

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This week's featured blogs
Books Are Life

One Book Two!

Here is this week's question:

Share a random quote from the book
you are currently reading.

Contributed by
Journey Through Fiction

A Court of Thorns and Roses
(A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1)
Sarah J. Maas
Hardcover, 432 pages
Bloomsbury USA Children's 
May 5, 2015
Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retellings, Romance,
Young Adult Fiction

I've just started reading this book, which everyone is simply raving about! Since I love fairy tale retellings, and the "Beauty and the Beast" story happens to be one of my favorites, I decided to check this book out. And now I'm greatly enjoying my very first Sarah J. Maas novel!

Right from the start, I was hooked. This is a vividly told story, with solid characters and a great writing style. 

I found this prose gem on page 3:

"Once it had been second nature to savor the contrast of new grass against dark, tilled soil, or an amethyst brooch nestled in folds of emerald silk; once I'd dreamed and breathed and thought in color and light and shape."

I just love the flow of words in this beautiful passage. The pictures Maas conjures, the interesting contrast between an image from nature and one from objects crafted by humans, make this sentence a special delight to read. I also love the idea of dreaming, breathing and thinking "in color and light and shape". 

Sarah J. Maas is truly an awesome writer!

Next Week's Question

Name a movie you would have loved to read as a book (that is not a book already, obviously).

Contributed by
Go Book Yourself

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  1. I really want to read this one! I've heard great things! New follower! I hope you'll stop by!

  2. I loved this book. I'm glad you're enjoying it. The prose is definitely beautiful. :-) Old follower.

    My FF.

  3. This book has been on my to be read list for so long and now I see this quote, I want to read it even more.

    My FF post.

  4. I LOVED this book! I can't wait for the sequel! New follower!

    My F&F

    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  5. I looooooved this book! Sarah J Maas is definitely one of my auto-buy authors now. So looking forward to Queen of Shadows next week!

    New Follower via GFC!
    Kristen @ One Chapter Ahead

  6. Hi, Brittany!

    Oh, this is a TERRIFIC book! I'm really enjoying it! You have to read it!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  7. Hi, Baggins!

    I'm not surprised you liked this book. I've only read the first five chapters, and I am totally enthralled! And yes, her writing style has a LOT to do with that.

    Thanks for commenting back!! : )

  8. Hi, Majanka!

    I'm really loving this book! So I hope you get to it soon! I'm sure there are lots more gorgeous quotes like this one in there!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  9. Hi, Lizzie!

    Oh, this book is just AWESOME!! No wonder there was so much hype surrounding it! I'm glad I started reading it!

    Thanks so much for the comment and the follow!! : )

  10. Hi, Kristen!

    OMG, "Queen of Shadows" will be out next week?! Thanks for letting me know! I'm on it!!

    Thanks so much for the comment and the follow!! : )

  11. I want to read this book so badly! It's on my Kindle, I just haven't gotten to it yet. That is a great quote, very well written! Thanks for visiting my blog! New bloglovin follower :)

  12. Hi, Kim!

    You'll really enjoy this book! The characters, the vivid's just AWESOME! This quote is SO beautiful!

    You're very welcome for my visit! Thanks for following, and commenting back!! : )

  13. Hello from your new follower on Bloglovin'!

    I've read Throne of Glass and I love Sarah's writing! This book is definitely in my TBR list and I hope I could get a copy and start reading it soon!

    Happy blogging!

    My Feature & Follow post:

  14. Hi, Regina!

    Oh, I really need to get started on the "Throne of Glass" series! From what I've read of "A Court of Thorns and Roses" so far, I LOVE Maas's writing!!

    Thanks so much for the follow and the comment!! Happy blogging to you, too!! : )


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