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.
This week I'm spotlighting my current read, Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross. It's book two in the Beau Rivage series, but you don't really need to read the first book, Kill Me Softly, to get this one. I'm not very far into it yet, but this fairy tale retelling definitely takes its cues from Once Upon a Time. I mean, Snow's (excuse me, Viv's) stepmother's/the Evil Queen's name is even Regina in the book. Really? And, I'm going to say tv Snow is a lot more likable than Viv. Viv is just coming off like an annoying, spoiled brat, but like I said I'm not that far into it yet - maybe things'll change. All that said, I like Once Upon a Time, so I do like the concept behind this story.
A heart in a box was not a substitute for Viv; Regina was crazy if she thought it was. But...it was true that he didn't want to give Viv up. He would do anything not to lose her. That was why he put up with her crap, let her humiliate him, and then, the second she needed him, came running. Because he still had that shred of hope that they could be together.
Or maybe he didn't anymore. Maybe he just remembered that hope. He didn't feel hopeful when he listened to Regina. He felt like everything was over, and he was just clinging to a lie.
"Whatever you two had before, it's gone. And you're the only one who's not okay with that. Because she has a happy ending to look forward to. What do you have, Henley?" Regina leaned closer. "You have a choice. You can be laughed at, thrown aside for a boy with a fancier pedigree...or you can take what's yours."