Happy Friday Bibliofriends!
I cannot believe May has flown by so quickly! Perhaps it’s because the days have all been rolling into one! This week’s Friday 56 comes from The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller which was the feature book in the February 2020 FairyLoot Rulebreakers box. This edition has a gorgeous purple cover (as opposed to the alternative red), artwork on the reverse of the dust jacket and an embossed rose design on the cover as well as being signed by the author!
Hosted by Freda’s Voice, the Friday 56 is a weekly bookish prompt. It’s quite easy to do and could cover no end of different books and genres so seems great if you’re looking for a quick snippet to discover something new!
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple.
Down the table, I watch pair after pair of eyes pretending not to be watching me. The men wonder what I’ve done to have the king claim me. The women watch my every move, wondering how they could get the king to claim them.
I chose this quote from p.54 as I wanted to highlight Alessandra’s character. It really sets up the whole tone of the novel which was wickedly fun! Full review to come soon!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.
But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?
Have you read this book? Do you like your romances with a side of Slytherin? 😉 As always, leave me your Friday56 links or drop me a comment to chat!