The Friday 56 (6)

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

This week I chose 56% of  of The Gender Game by Bella Forrest. 

Barely breathing, I felt my consciousness return to the sunny world around me. To Samuel, tugging at my impatiently. But I remained staring at the house. The silence was more disconcerting than the screaming.”

I also participate in “First Lines Friday”, to see the first lines of this book head over to that post by clicking here

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates’s world by gender.
Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet’s life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.

But one decision could save her life.

To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive. But abiding by rules has never been her strong suit, and when she is thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom … including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive…


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The Friday 56 (5)

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

This week I chose 56% of  of Scythe of Darkness by Dawn Husted.

He reached his hand up. I breathed in slowly, holding my breath. What was he about to do?”

I’m about 25% of the way through this book and can’t put it down. I also participate in “First Lines Friday”, to see the first lines of this book head over to that post by clicking here

Scythe of Darkness

For Mia Hieskety, surviving high school meant focusing on exams and avoiding stupid parties. After breaking up with the only boyfriend she ever had, dating was off the agenda. That is, until Thanatos came along.

Inexplicably drawn to Thanatos, she’s determined to find out who he is and why he insists on wearing gloves to school. Something is off about him. And it’s as if she can feel him when he’s near.

Without warning, she’s thrust into a sinister world and discovers a truth that she never expected. When a supernatural connection puts Mia’s life at risk, she doesn’t know who to trust—especially Thanatos. But what if she’s in love with him?

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The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

This week I chose 56% of  of The Star Touched Queen from Roshani Chokshi. 

I plunged the knife into the tree, pushing all my force, my heartbreak, my broken dreams, into the tree’s thick bark. “

I’ve only read a few chapters of the book so far, but I am really enjoying the author’s writing style. I also participate in “First Lines Friday”, to see the first lines of this book head over to that post by clicking here

The Star-Touched Queen by [Chokshi, Roshani]Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…
But Akaran has its own secrets — thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most. . .including herself.”

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The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

This week I chose page 56 of A Tragic Kind of Wonderful from Eric Lindstrom. 

Even on normal days I can only socialize for so long without needing to recharge”

It’s such a simple line, but rings true for so many struggling with mental illness. The main character in this book has Bipolar Disorder, which is what initially drew me to it.

I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder two and a half years ago. It completely rocked my world. I was embarrassed and ashamed. Most of my friends and family still don’t even know. The stigma attached to mental health disorders is still strong, even with all the progress we have made in recent years. One friend I told responded with “But you don’t seem that crazy”…… -_- I’m hoping that books like A Tragic Kind of Wonderful will help to end the mental health stigma. I haven’t finished the book to report on how Bipolar Disorder is represented, but I will review it on the blog sometime this weekend. 

For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. And when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium.

As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst–that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?”

For more information on the mental health stigma and how you can help visit

The Friday 56 (2)

Well it’s a little later than I wanted, but here is my Friday 56! The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

This week I chose page 56 of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. I seriously love this book. I am a worrier and care way too much about things that don’t matter in the grand scheme of life. This book is more about reallocating your F*cks to places that matter, rather than wasting them on trivial things. 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!