The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings): My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows + 50/50 Friday
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, My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. I've been looking forward to this 2016 release for a while and I decided to take Anne @ Head Full of Books advice and read it next. It sounds like a lot of fun, so here we go!
You may think you know the story. It goes like this: once upona time, there was a sixteen-year-old girl named Jane Grey, who was forced to marry a complete stranger (Lord Guildford or Gilford or Gifford-something-or-other), and shortly thereafter found herself ruler of a country. She was queen for nine days. Then she quite literally lost her head.
"I simply cannot marry him, that's all. Not him."
"But I hear he's a fine young man, Jane," Edward said. "Lord Dudley assured me that Gifford will be a model husband."
When he wasn't busy galloping around the countryside, Edward thought a tad guiltily.
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 Most/ least favorite cover.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - Of the three books in the series, this is easily my favorite cover. However, all of them look amazing.
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock - I just finished this for Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge and it was excellent. Unfortunately, this cover does not do it justice in any sense of the word. Seriously, ignore it and just skip to the good stuff inside.