The Friday 56 #163 ~ The Great Zoo Of China

Posted: August 11, 2017 in The Friday 56, thriller
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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 Great Zoo Of China

  by Matthew Reilly



Genre: Thriller

My 56 from the Paperback

She had actually wondered if the ? she had seen from afar might have been somehow fake – perhaps sophisticated animatronic robots – but now that she saw this one up close, she was under no illusions. This was a living breathing beast.

I’ve read several books by Matthew Reilly and really really liked them. As for The Great Zoo Of China….I’m so excited about this book!

Take a look at the awesome cover. Read the synopsis.

What do you think is contained at the zoo?


Read on if you want to know more.



A high-concept, action-packed thriller from the bestselling author of SCARECROW AND THE ARMY OF THIEVES.

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for 40 years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world.

Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane ‘CJ’ Cameron, a writer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and an expert on reptiles.

The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong…



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  1. I love that cover. I was looking forward to this when it came out and then it got buried in the TBR pile. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  2. fuonlyknew says:

    I started it last night and so far so good. I really enjoy this author. He’s got lots of good ones!

  3. The cover would have turning me away. But I do want to know that the ? is. I’d love for you and your readers to check out mine!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I wish I could tell you. That tail kind of gives a clue. Look closer at the clouds in the background too. You’ll see something:)

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    “Nothing can go wrong.” Why do I think that might be over optimistic? This week I have Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

  5. I think we all latched onto the ‘nothing can go wrong’. lol I want….
    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. Ooh, sounds so good! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. I have wanted to try this one so I hope you are enjoying it!

  8. Freda Mans says:

    You have me curious how a zoo can be a thriller. Happy weekend!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Lots of money involved and when things go wrong, they don’t want it getting out…maybe.

  9. Literary Feline says:

    I have wanted to read this one for awhile now. It sounds like such a good one. It’ll be my first by Reilly when I get to it, so I’m glad to hear you enjoy his books!

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’ve read all but a couple of his books and liked them. This one really caught my interest.

  10. Candid Cover says:

    I love that cover and I would never have guessed that this is a thriller by looking at it. It definitely sounds intriguing. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      There’s big money so I expect that’s where the thriller part enters the story. That and whatever is in the zoo.

  11. Ashley S. says:

    This book sounds epic and I LOVE that cover! Happy reading! :)

  12. Whenever I see books/movies/shows like this I really wonder if anyone has ever seen Jurassic Park. Don’t people learn? Happy weekend!

  13. Lelia T says:

    I like his stuff a lot and now you have me thinking about picking up the audiobook 😉

  14. Oooh! This sounds really interesting! I hope you’re enjoying this book!

    Here’s my Friday 56 !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  15. Bev Bouwer says:

    Jurassic Park – What could go wrong? Sounds great. Thanks for sharing, and for the visit.

  16. That sounds pretty cool! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  17. Katherine P says:

    This sounds like a fun read though I’m thinking all kinds of things are going to go wrong!