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 a book I've just started and I'm already loving, Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber. As soon as I heard that this novel was being compared to one of my all time favorites, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, I knew I had to try this novel. Let's just say that I'm very happy to have finally joined the party!
It took seven years to get the letter right.
Up close the sand looked fluffier. Fluffier, and now that thought about it, much more like snow. More than she'd ever seen on Trisda. Resting clouds of magical white, a cold carpet stretched across the entire shore.
This week I'm also taking part in a brand new linkup called 50/50 Friday, which is hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. Every week they'll have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - this week the topic is Best/ Worst Debut Novel.
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig - Easily a favorite debut from 2016! If you haven't read this yet, what have you been doing?!
The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander - This was definitely one of my more disappointing 2016 debuts. It's one of those where the concept and premise is much better than the overall execution.