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 next read, World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee. I loved the first installment of this series and I absolutely can't wait to see what happens in the sequel! If it's anywhere as good as these snippets, I'll be in for quite a ride!
Everyone thinks I'm dead.
I lie with my head on my mother's lap in the open bed of a large truck. The dawn light etches the grief lines on my mom's face while the rumble of the engines vibrates through my limp body. We're part of the Resistance caravan. Half a dozen military trucks, vans, and SUVs weave through dead cars from San Francisco. On the horizon behind us, the angels' aerie still smolders in flames after the Resistance strike.
Crouched and loping. Stunted black wings. The shapes of emaciated men.
I don't know what they are, but my primal brain recognizes them, because even in my dream, my heart speeds up and my instincts whisper run, run, run.