The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3. Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4. Post it.
5. Add the post url, not your blog url to the Linky.
6. Tweet it #Friday56 (not an official Freda’s Voice rule)
It’s been a while since I’ve done one these. Heck it’s been a while since I last made a blog post. This year I’ve been obsessed with two books. This one (Furyborn) and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
I don’t normally read YA, but last year I was turned on to it again with Angie Thomas’ The Hate You Give, Nic Stone’s Dear Martin and Erika Sánchez’s I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.
If you haven’t noticed, please take note that all of these phenomenal books are written by women. I’m just sayin’ the women are knockin’ it out of the park.
And on to the Friday 56.
“And me?” Eliana sat up. She couldn’t play this game any longer. “If we could get past the Empire troops at our border, and if we could find a smuggler who wouldn’t betray us to the Empire, and if we could convince the Astavris to let us cross their border. . . if we managed to do all that, with money we don’t have, what would I do, then, in this fantasy of yours?”
In that moment, she hated him almost as much as she hated herself.
She moved out of his arms, drew her tunic over her head, and gently pinned his wrists to his pillow.
And isn’t that cover absolutely amazing?