The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The idea is to share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading every Friday, to promote the book or simply just to showcase your current read!
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple
This week I finally started An Enchantment of Ravens, so I’ve chosen a quote from that.
I almost screamed when I glanced over my shoulder to find Rook looming behind me.
“Turn around!” I exclaimed.
Again that mystified look he’d first given me in the kitchen, but it vanished so swiftly I couldn’t be sure I’d truly glimpsed it. “Why must I?” he asked, in a cold and princely tone.
“Because this is private! You’ve spent the entire walk with your back turned, surely you can manage it again for a few seconds. And I won’t be able to do anything with you watching.”
That, at least, got through to him.
In this scene, Isobel is trying to relieve herself in the forest, and I found it so funny that I had to choose it for this week’s quote. For some reason Rook just doesn’t get that she wants privacy.
I’m enjoying the mystical and seasonal aspects of this book, although the narrative style is clumsy at times. I read The Cruel Prince recently and I can’t help but the two, since both feature fairies and fae. So far, I can’t decide which is winning, but the love interest in An Enchantment of Ravens is certainly less unrelentingly cold-hearted than in TCP. Which is always good.
What are you reading this week and what are your thoughts on An Enchantment of Ravens or The Cruel Prince if you’ve read either of them?