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 current read, Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare. I've only just started it, but I'm very, very excited to be back in the Shadowhunter world!
Without further ado:
Los Angeles, 2012
Shadow Market nights were Kit's favorite.
They were the nights that he was allowed to leave the house and help his father with the booth. He'd been coming to the Shadow Market since he was seven years old. Eight years later he still felt the same sense of shock and wonder when he walked down Kendall Alley through Old Town Pasadena toward a blank brick wall - and stepped through it into an explosive world of color and light.
"You're all so tanned," Diaaa was saying. "How are you all so tanned? I thought it rained all the time in England!"
"I don't have a tan," said Tiberius matter-of-factly. It was true, he didn't. Ty detested the sun. When they all went to the beach he was usually to be found under a terrifyingly huge umbrella, reading a detective story.
"Great-Aunt Marjorie made us train outside all day," Livvy said. "Well, not Tavvy. She kept him inside and fed him bramble jelly."
"Tiberius hid," said Drusilla. "In the barn."
"It wasn't hiding," said Ty. "It was a strategic retreat."