The Friday 56, #88: The Weight of Feathers

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’re been reading.

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 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.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“The rain burned into her. She curled up tighter, cheek against her sleeve. She shut her eyes tight enough to see comet trails of light. She tried to keep out the feeling that the rain was a million lit matches. And the strange smell in the air that was a little like apple cider if apple cider was the venom of some night creature, the rain and stars its teeth.”

I recently finished Anna-Marie McLemore’s The Weight of Feathers, an enchanting novel that’s sure to delight those who love magical realism. Cover linked to Goodreads.

From my review:

“Each year the Palomas and Corbeaus clash in the town of Almendro. As touring troupes, each family puts on a unique show. The Palomas captivate their audiences with underwater performances as otherworldly mermaids while the Corbeaus use their tightroping skills to impress the crowd as tree-leaping fairies. Lace Paloma dreams of being in the forefront of her family’s traveling show, but when she is caught in the aftermath of a local accident, all her plans are derailed. Making matters worse is the mark her rescuer, Cluck Corbeau, leaves on her arm, a feather imprint marking her as cursed. Forsaken by her family for carrying the mark of the Corbeaus, Lace reaches out to Cluck in hopes that he can purge her of the scar. Instead, Lace discovers that both families have been caught in a rivalry built on terrible secrets.” Find my full review here.

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