Friday Book Beginnings and the Friday 56 | #4

I found this on Bookworm Book Reviews and loved the concept of the two weekly challenges together. Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Published: September 22nd, 2015

Synopsis: The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.

Greta will be free if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday. Until then she lives in the Precepture school with the daughters and sons of the world’s leaders. Like them, she is taught to obey the machines that control their lives. Like them, she is prepared to die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes when a new hostage arrives. Elián is a boy who refuses to play by the rules, a boy who defies everything Greta has ever been taught. And he opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the system they live under—and to her own power.

As Greta and Elián watch their nations tip closer to war, Greta becomes a target in a new kind of game. A game that will end up killing them both—unless she can find a way to break all the rules [x].

Beginning: Once Upon a Time, at the End of the World.

Page 56: My mother would not approve if I died with a scene.

My review on The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow can be read here.

Comment down below with your Friday Book Beginning or Friday 56!

21 thoughts on “Friday Book Beginnings and the Friday 56 | #4

  1. Great snippets! This is on my TBR, but I don't know when I'll be able to get to it, unfortunately. It sounds great though. I especially love the beginning! Thanks for sharing, Danica! Hope you have a great weekend! Here's my Friday memes. Happy reading!


  2. This sounds really interesting and I love both the teasers – especially the 56. This is a little different from my usual book but I think I'd enjoy it so on my TBR it goes! Hope you enjoy it!


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