Friday, June 10, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): Tracked (Tracked #1) by Jenny Martin


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 current read, Tracked (Tracked #1) by Jenny Martin.  I won this book from in one of the side giveaways from this spring's YASH.  I'm really liking it so far - I'm loving the action-y sci-fi dystopian twist on The Fast and the Furious.  



Beginning:

I pace the garage like some crazy-eyed wind up girl.

It's too late to back out the race, but I can't afford this.  The extra fuel.  The new wheels.  The trouble if we get caught tonight and get picked up by the jackals policing the streets.  Or even worse, if Hal and Mary find out we're blazing right through the middle of town...I can't believe I let Benny talk me into this.

56:

I see a new face, one that's bronzed and crowned with blackest hair.  This player is much younger than the others.  Unlike the junkies in the booths, he is clean and clear-eyed.  He looks Biseran, maybe half-caste, but somehow he doesn't belong in this dim, suffocating room..

34 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book boys would enjoy. Do you agree with me?
    My Friday Quotes-The Lie Tree

    ReplyDelete
  2. Interesting. I think I've heard of this one before, but I'm not sure. the beginning and the 56 are certainly nice and they got my attention. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. oooo I saw this book last year and I was to pick it up but I never did -_- You seem like you're enjoying it though, maybe I should get around to it
    Here's mine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just finished it and it was a lot of fun.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Delete
  4. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds interesting!
    http://dualreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/friday-reads-10th-june-2016.html

    ReplyDelete
  5. Glad your enjoying it though it doesn't sound like something I would enjoy. (Not even watch one fast and furious movie as not a big car, racing person...lol.)

    Stormi
    Friday memes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think I have only ever watched the first three movies myself.

      Thanks for sharing!

      Delete
  6. This sounds good to me. I like the genre. My YA this week is The Haunting of Falcon House by Eugene Yelchin. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  7. An action-y scifi twist on Fast and Furious sounds like a book I'd enjoy! It's so fun to win a book that you end up really enjoying!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Probably not my kind of read, but I love the excerpts and the intense feeling of the action. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “INTRUSION”

    ReplyDelete
  9. That GIF fits the snippet perfectly. :-) I have this one on my wish list. Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Enjoyed the gif. I agree with Freda.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

    ReplyDelete
  11. This has a lot of energy to it. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This soundss interesting and maybe my nieces would enjoy it - here's my Friday meme

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oo this makes me want to read it even more. I have the book, but I haven't read it yet.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really like the opening sentence here. :D

    ReplyDelete