#TGIF! #Friday56 read with #Instagram56 & #bookbeginnings #TheTasteOfBlueLight by @lydiaruffles #FollowFriday!


Book Beginnings:

With Gilion Dumas of RoseCityReader @GilionDumas

My Thoughts:

Hopefully, above, you can actually see my Instagram picture!

Reading this book was like a breath of fresh air and it really resonated with me. The main character’s voice was fun to read, even though she is going through lot of turmoil. The author’s style of writing really fits the main character, Lux. I mean, just read that first line again —

“I will find the old lux and when I do I will climb back inside her and sew myself into her skin so I never get lost again”. 

It’s totally provides the theme for the book and made me instantly want to read it.

I have just finished it and really enjoyed how there were indeed similarities to Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar only for young adults in a special school for artists. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will write up my review shortly.

It’s my current read and I regularly update my reading process over at Goodreads! Do join me. I know I say this a lot, but I really love Goodreads lol.

If you have already read this book, what did you think? Feel free to link up your review to this post!

Friday 56:

With Fredasvoice @fredalicious and on Instagram as @fredasphotos #Friday56

As you can see this book went everywhere with me!


An incandescent, soul-searching story about a broken young woman’s search for a truth buried so deep it threatens to consume her, body and mind.

‘Since I blacked out, the slightest thing seems to aggravate my brain and fill it with fire’

These are the things Lux knows:
She is an Artist.
She is lucky.
She is broken.

These are the things she doesn’t know:
What happened over the summer.
Why she ended up in hospital.
Why her memories are etched in red.

‘The nightmares tend to linger long after your screams have woken you up …’

Desperate to uncover the truth, Lux’s time is running out. If she cannot piece together the events of the summer and regain control of her fractured mind, she will be taken away from everything and everyone she holds dear.

If her dreams don’t swallow her first.

What are you currently reading?

I can’t wait to find out!

Have a great weekend full of reading.

Luv Sassy


P.S. Don’t forget, if you’ve already reviewed this – you can always send a pingback to this post and I’ll pop by and visit you!

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Author: Sassy Brit, Author Assistant

Founder and Owner of Alternative-Read.com author personal and virtual assistant. Editor and reviewer for #altread since 2005.

14 thoughts on “#TGIF! #Friday56 read with #Instagram56 & #bookbeginnings #TheTasteOfBlueLight by @lydiaruffles #FollowFriday!

  1. Hi Sassy,
    Like yourself, I found that very first line to be the most mesmerising, with that definite ‘must keep reading’ quality.

    The premise is totally amazing, especially this line near to the end …
    ‘The nightmares tend to linger long after your screams have woken you up …’

    I was most surprised to discover that this book was published by Hodder Children’s Books, so it would be interesting to share your views on it taking that into account.

    Probably not one I would choose to read, but an excellent book as a meme or book club selection.

    Happy Reading 🙂


  2. I love that opening. This sounds like such a moving book. I can see why you wanted to take it everywhere with you. It sounds hard to put down. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

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