Happy Friday Bibliofriends!
This week’s Friday 56 comes from Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster. I was thrilled to be asked by Elizabeth to review her book as it sounded crammed full with lots of fantasy elements and the map of Esperance was immediately giving me Venice-vibes! Esme’s Wish was a wonderful story of friendship and the quest for finding a lost loved one. I’m already intrigued and excited to read Book 2!
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.
‘Somehow, my mother knew something nobody else could know – she knew about the stygians in the chamber. Why else would she have painted them around the pedestal?’
Lillian flicked her eyes from the painting to Esme, and back again. ‘So they could still be in there?’ She turned her gaze full on Esme. ‘And you want to go and see? Have you gone completely mad?’
This middle-grade fantasy novel was packed full with all of the elements I love to read about in this genre. There were dragons, sirens, magical portals, hints of mythology and curious compendiums and objects. If you want to find out more about Esme’s Wish then you can check out my full review here.
Goodreads | Odyssey Books | Amazon | Waterstones
Have you read Esme’s Wish? Do you prefer dragons of sirens in a fantasy novel? As always, drop me a comment to chat!