The friday 56×7

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Fredasvoice.

Rules:

Grab a book, any book.

Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader

Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)

Post it.

Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.’


The book:The Forbidden Wishthe Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Synopsis:

She is the most powerful Jinni of all. He is a boy from the streets. Their love will shake the world…

When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years—a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes.

But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart?

As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.


The 56:

I slip under the rope and into the ring, ignoring her. You don’t know anything about it, “sister.” I am the last person in the world who is interested in Aladdin. What I am interested in is sticking close enough to him that I won’t get inconveniently sucked back into my lamp.

Luna.

The friday 56X6

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Fredasvoice.

Rules:

Grab a book, any book.

Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader

Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)

Post it.

Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.’

The book: Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)Soulless by Gail Carriger

Synopsis:

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations.

First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire–and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?


The 56:

Lord Akeldama reached forward and grasped her wrist. His fangs vanished, and his eyes suddenly looked as old as he really was. He had never told Alexia quite how old. “La, darling,” he always said, “a vampire, like a lady, never reveals his true age.”

Luna.

The friday 56×4

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Fredasvoice.

Rules:

Grab a book, any book.

Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader

Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)

Post it.

Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

The Book:Proof of ForeverProof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

Synopsis:

Before: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they’d stay friends.

After: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.

Then: That is, until the fateful flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed.

Now: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear the girls apart all over again.

Always: Summers end. But this one will change them forever.

The 56:

“Zoe this isn’t a sci-fi TV show,” Luce says rather harshly. Zoe can see that her whole body is shaking. “This is real and it’s our lives. And we need to figure out how to fix it.” “We need to get back to reunion night,” Tali says, growing semihysterical. “I had plans!”

Luna.

The friday 56X2

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Fredasvoice.

Rules:

Grab a book, any book.

Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader

Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)

Post it.

Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.

The Book: The Love That Split the WorldThe Love That Split The World by Emily Henry

Synopsis:

Natalie Cleary must risk her future and leap blindly into a vast unknown for the chance to build a new world with the boy she loves.

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start… until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn’t right.

That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken.

The 56:

I speed out of the parking lot, past Matt’s farm, past whitewashed churches, over dark narrow roads lined in lush foliage that roll and curve as determined by the buffalo herds that shaped them long ago. I think about Beau and his song, whose sounds I can’t remember but I can still feel.
I spilled whiskey all over your school.
I
said like ah. I think about him all the way home.
nice to meet you, Natalie Cleary.
Nice
said like nash. I think about him until I fall asleep.
Three months.

  Luna.