Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.
I'm also taking part in Book Beginnings, a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. The rules are pretty simple - you share the first sentence or so and your initial thoughts, impressions, or whatever else it inspires. Don't forget to link up your post's url with Rose City Reader.
This week I'm spotlighting my next read, Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A.G. Howard. I'm super excited to start in on this one - I was pleasantly surprised by the first novel in the series, so I've got high hopes for this Alice in Wonderland retelling.
My art teacher says that a real artist bleeds for her craft, but he never told us that blood can become your medium, can take on a life of its own and shape your art in vile and gruesome ways.
I bite my lip, searching for a subject change. Something positive. "You and Dad. You're on his good side again."
Jeb winces. "Yeah, but now your mom hates me more than ever."
I study the window behind him. "You know how overprotective she is.:
"It's not helping, you lying for me. I heard what you said..."
Based on these two excerpts, I can tell you right now that I need to know more. Especially regarding that 56 - what's happened between Jeb, Alyssa, and her parents, I wonder. And that opening definitely seems to fit the tone of the previous novel. I can't wait to begin this novel and see what's going on!