The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.
“We’re not asking for complete autonomy. All we want is medicine for our kids, food for our elderly. Schools. This is no kind of life, you must know that.”
“What I know is if the military weren’t here to keep order, TerraDyn would pull out and abandon the settlement, and then we’d see how far you got eating algae. Hate us all you like, but the military’s what’s keeping you alive.”
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s This Shattered World is the second book in the Starbound trilogy. Though I didn’t enjoy it as much as These Broken Stars, I did find the story intriguing.
From my review:
“Captain Jubilee ‘Lee’ Chase is known for two things, the efficiency of her platoon and her no-nonsense attitude. On the planet Avon, the military is tasked with maintaining order and keeping the Fianna, the rebels fighting for Avon’s independence, under control. Flynn Cormac, unspoken leader to the Fianna, struggles to keep the frustration of his people at bay. While some are more than willing to take their independence from the military by force, Flynn is determined to seek a peaceful agreement. When circumstances force Flynn to take Jubilee prisoner, the two discover they aren’t so different and the real enemy has been hiding in their midst all along.” You can read my full review here.