Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice, the idea is to grab a book, turn to page 56 (or 56% in an e-book) and find any sentence (no spoilers!) and then post it. Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence and impressions about the book.
I am still currently reading Scarlet and I am also still reading A Tale of Two Cities which I restarted reading just a few days ago because my English teacher decided that as long as I can prove that I have read a book then I can read whatever I want (before I had to read off a set list). I am really enjoying Scarlet but I am going to split up reading the lunar series because they are very big books and also Clare has told me that it would be best to do that because she found herself spending a long time reading the last one cause she didn't want the series to end.
'Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automatic voice' -Scarlet
'She extracted the bloodied ID chip and tossed it into a bundle of cords on the floor, before cutting a strip of cloth from his sleeve and letting him wrap it around the wound.' - Scarlet
I am still currently reading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (sorry Ann!) and really enjoying it so far. Emma is a great main character but I am not all that in love with Jules yet. I like him as a character but not necessarily as a potential love interest but maybe he will grow on me! I am also loving Mark - he is exactly my kind of character all dark and twisted and possibly up to no good but also tortured and vulnerable and let down by everyone poor boy. I have also decided to start reading Grace & Style for something a little bit lighter, I really loved Grace's Guide last year so I have high hopes for this as well. I haven't been doing well on my reading-one-classic-a-month goal this year in that I've finished none yet, so I am hoping to turn that around by reading a fairly short one in The Warden. Its the first book in Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire which I've been longing to read so hopefully I will enjoy it (since I already have the rest of the series on my shelf!)
"Shadow Market nights were Kit's favourite." - Lady Midnight
""Tiberius hid," said Drusilla. "In the barn.""It wasn't hiding," said Ty. "It was a strategic retreat." - Lady Midnight
The prologue actually isn't from Emma's POV it's from a boy called Kit who hasn't popped up again (not sure if he will later or not), it was quite intriguing and a good way of getting an outsiders view of Emma before her own. The second quote is an argument of sorts between two of Julian's younger siblings, I think they're great characters, very well fleshed out with individual personalities and I love their interactions which are so supportive with a side order of bickering which is very sibling-like!