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 current reads, The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude. I've just read the prologue so far, and I'm enjoying it so far. I've seen quite a few mixed reviews on this novel, praising the concept but not so thrilled by the overall execution.
Kerosene slopped from the rusty pail and splashed against the abandoned stable. Fumes burned my eyes but didn't blur my father's silhouette as he faced the building, bucket in hand. It would burn and, with it the body inside.
My hands slapped against his abdomen and knocked him backwards, but he regained his balance. It made me want to throw my weight into him again. I lunged for him. He caught my wrists and we twisted together, me trying to strike him and him deflecting me no matter how rabid I was.
"Stop!" he ordered. "You're gonna get hurt!"
"I'm already hurt!"