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 one of my next reads, The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst. If you haven't already figured it out, I'm a huge fan of time travel. So I'm always on the look out for those kinds of stories, whether it's a book, tv show, or movie it doesn't matter. This particular story sounds especially intriguing. It has even been recommended to fans of Doctor Who and X-Men, and I love both of those. I'm extremely excited to start this book!
March 11, 2146
The cadets surrounding me are wilding out. Most of them are peering out the shuttle windows at the decay of Old Denver stretching out below us. Their excited voices grind into my skull. I wish they'd be quiet, but I can't really blame them. This is my class's first time trip out of our own century. We're going to record a presidential assassination.
March 11, 2146]
"Of course I do! That's the whole problem. Chancellor Tyson explained everything to me, but what if they still hold you liable? Your career will be over, and there's no telling how that could affect me or Shan. There's so much at stake here and you seem oblivious to it."