The Friday 56 #135 ~ The Breedling & The City In The Garden

Posted: January 20, 2017 in Fantasy, Historical, The Friday 56, YA
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

 The Breedling & The City In The Garden

The Element Odysseys #1

by Kimberlee Ann Bastian



Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

From page 56 in the paperback.

He was not surprised to see them loitering, for nothing happened on Morgan Street without Frankenstein knowing about it. He cringed at the thought of what  story they might tell, his friendly exchange with the kid and the bird attack noteworthy news.


Read on if you want to know more.


Absolute obedience, servitude, neutrality.

These were the laws that once governed Bartholomew, an immortal soulcatcher, until one ill-fated night when he was forced to make a choice: rebel against his masters or reveal an ancient, dangerous secret.

He chose defiance.

Imprisoned for centuries as punishment for his decision, Bartholomew wastes away—until he creates an opportunity to escape. By a stroke of chance, Bartholomew finds himself in the human world and soon learns that breaking his bonds does not come without a price. Cut off from the grace that once ruled him, he must discover a new magic in 1930s Chicago.

Armed with only a cryptic message to give him direction, Bartholomew desperately tries to resume the mission he had started so long ago. Relying on the unlikely guidance of the streetwise orphan Charlie Reese, Bartholomew must navigate the depressed streets of the City in the Garden. But in order to solve this riddle, he must first discover if choice and fate are one in the same.



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  1. The cover didn’t prepare me for the 56. Those sentences have made me curious. I’d love if you and your readers would check out mine …

  2. harvee says:

    I’m not a fan of sci fi and most fantasy, but this plot does sound intriguing.

  3. I’m sold. I’m adding it to my ever growing TBR. Frankenstein is involved? Enough said.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m not that far into it and trying to think how to describe the atmosphere. Almost gothic. I get flashes of Whitechapel at night. LOL

  4. Great excerpts, and while I don’t usually read this genre, it sounds full of interesting possibilities. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  5. Freda Mans says:

    You had me with Frankenstein. :-) Happy weekend!

  6. Not much into Frankenstein, but ya just never know where that hidden gem may come from.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  7. How are you liking this one? Don’t know much about it so I am curious.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m not that far into it, but I’m thinking it’s going to be a good fit for me. I’ll let you know:)

  8. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds interesting. I haven’t heard of this book before and hope you are enjoying it. Happy reading!

  9. Breana M. says:

    This one sounds very interesting. I haven’t heard of it before, so thanks for mentioning it.

  10. Looks like a good Fantasy Read :)

  11. I really like the cover to this book. And the 56 just dropped Frankenstein’s name, so I’m intrigued. Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Katherine P says:

    Definitely intrigued! The 56 has me a little confused but in a good way! I definitely want to find out more about what’s going on here.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I was reading along and Frankenstein just popped into mention. I’m intrigued how he factors into this.

  13. The summary and snippets have sold me! :)