The Friday 56, #58: The Storyspinner

The Friday 56The 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.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Also be sure to leave me a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

‘Death during a show is bad for business, and a sign of bad luck. A hedgewitch reviews each situation and reads each family’s fortune, then she makes a suggestion to the Performers’ Council. If bad luck follows us–a family is usually cursed if one member dies while performing–then they ask us to leave before it spreads to the rest of our troupe.’

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace was one of my most anticipated reads this year and while I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would, I’m still very much in love with several characters.

From my review:

“In a land forgotten by many, the Keepers’ worst fears are coming true. The barrier that separates their land, Olinda, from the violent magic-free people of Santarem is weakening. Their only hope is to travel across the boundary and find the lost princess to the Wilhelm throne, the only one who can unite Santarem and strengthen the wall between the two lands. But they are not the only ones who seek her, someone else also has their eye on the throne and is willing to kill every young woman they suspect may be the heir.

Johanna Van Arlo hails from a talented family of Performers, a traveling troupe who specialize in entertaining the masses. It is the only life she has ever known, but when an accident takes the life of her father and her family is expelled from the group, Johanna must find a way to help her family survive even if it means working for the arrogant Lord Rafael DeSilva. The more Johanna performs, the more attention she receives, attention that may put her very life in danger.” You can read my full review here.


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