This is 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.
Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
I received this ARC from NetGalley
Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.
Our world belongs to the Equals — aristocrats with magical gifts — and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England's grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.
A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.
Abi is a servant to England's most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family's secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price?
A boy dreams of revolution.
Abi's brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.
And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?
She heard the motorbike first, then the galloping horse-two distant points of noise in the darkness, converging on her as she ran
I really like this opening.
"If Gavar hit the fugitive, well, he's gone. But if it was an accomplice, he must still be in Millmoor. The clinics should be monitored," she told her father-in-law. "The healthcare staff questioned. And even if the injury wasn't grievous and the victim is tending to it himself managers and foreman should be instructed to keep an eye out. Residential-block staff need to watch for blood on the sheets or towels."
Not quite here yet, but so far this book is okay. It's not 'bad' but it's just a little dull in my opinion. Almost halfway through the book and not a whole lot of anything that interesting has happened.