The Friday 56 is a blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice and has three simple rules:
- Grab a book, any book.
- Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
- Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil anything) that pulls your attention.
- Post it!
It’s a pretty simple task and is also super fun (especially because i’m always interested to see what sentences I find)!
This weeks book:
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBT
Synopsis via Goodreads: When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.
August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.
“August scoffed and leaned his head back onto the roof of the car. Honestly, if this took any longer than ten more minutes, he was going to get back inside the car and go the fuck to sleep. Protecting Jack from Rina’s potential wrath be damned.”
I love how this quote shows two things. One: August’s sassy side that I came to love while reading the book and two: the fact that even though August may not want to do some things, if Jack is there he’ll pull his shit together and do it. There was a toxic co-dependency theme in this novel, but some of the more simpler scenes of Jack and August together were really pure and showed the good sides in light of the darker ones.
I just love this novel so much, and it’s suuuper underhyped so you guys NEED to check this one out!!
Feel free to let me know if you’ve read The Wicker King and/or some of your favorite contemporaries with your OTPs or one’s that have magical twists to them (totally relevent in TWK I promise lol). Until next time,
Happy Reading! ♡