The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve 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.
  • 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!**

Lucía frowned, her eyes little, tiny polished beads staring at Amelia. She was Coatlicue, an angry, withered, Earth goddess, her forked tongue about to fly out of her mouth and demand blood. Amelia’s mother had been hard too. She watched over Amelia like a hawk and did not watch over Martha at all because Martha was too rebellious. Malleable Amelia was subject to all the commands of their mother. As in, obtain straight A’s, no social life, no boyfriends until there came that rich boy her mother approved of. Then she’d gotten sick and it had gotten even worse.