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, Future Shock (Future Shock #1) by Elizabeth Briggs. This book was released this April 1st and I listed it as one of most anticipated YA debuts of 2016. All I needed to know to put this book on my tbr in the first place is that it features time travel!
I can already tell this is one of those moments I'll later wish I could forget, But like everything else, it will stay burned into my memory forever.
"Finding everything okay?" she asks.
"Yeah, I'd like to buy five of the SG17 flexis."
She moves to the front counter and pulls out five tiny boxes. "That'll be $980."
I pull the wallet Aether Corp provided out of my backpack and count out the money. There's $1,000 in there, so I have just enough to cover it. I try to give it to the cashier, but she looks at my hand like I'm offering her a live snake.
"I'm sorry. We don't take cash here." She sounds horrified. She glances at the salesman I talked to earlier, as though looking for help.
He walks over and smiles at me. "Is there a problem?"