Friday, May 22, 2015

The Friday 56: May 22

For today's Friday 56, hosted by Freda's Voice, I picked a re-read of one of my recent favorites. 




The rules:
  1. Grab a book, any book. 
  2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
  3. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
  4. Post it.
  5. Add your (url) post at Freda's Voice
  6. It's that simple.


What book I chose: Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3)


Summary

After surviving a round-trip to hell, Piper figures she can survive anything. After all, she just lived through the devastating loss of her Consul apprenticeship and a torturous stint at boarding school. How much worse could it get?

Well, she wasn’t expecting a group of crazy radicals to burn her home to the ground and take her prisoner.

The Gaians, a.k.a. the crazy radicals, plan to rid Earth of daemons and they need Piper’s help. In exchange for her cooperation, they promise her the answer to all her problems: magic. With her own magic, she could reclaim her apprenticeship, the only future she’s ever wanted. But her magic comes at price — it could kill her.

With the life she’s always known crumbling around her and her future slipping from her grasp, she needs Ash’s help one more time. But the greatest danger of all lies within her, and no matter what she does, she may lose everything — including him.




The 56

Ash's hand swung toward hers. She could see the perfect trajectory as though someone had drawn a diagram over the scene: her hand swinging toward his, his arching down toward hers. His hand would close securely around her wrist, her grip locking around his in turn. In the slow motion bubble of time in her head, relief swept through her. 

And then Seiya yanked Ash back from the ledge. 

Horror filled his eyes. His fingertips brushed hers as their hands swept past each other's. 

Her bubble of slowed time popped and her scream filled her ears as she plunged into the icy river.