The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences.
This week’s quote is from Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors, an Indian-American retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
“I thought you wanted to be thrown at men. Weren’t you biting my head off earlier about withholding good butt from you? Seriously, what’s wrong? Didn’t you see him and his . . . oh! – ” Her eyes went round, and she let out a squeak of delight. “You got the grant!” She threw her arms around Trisha.
There, was that so hard? That’s all Trisha had wanted. She let Nisha squeeze her tight, the irritation inside her melting away. Then again maybe it was this pulav. She shoved another spoonful into her mouth. It was seriously the best thing she had ever tasted. She thought she knew rice. She’d grown up eating rice. But this . . . this was like an explosion of familiar flavors doing an entirely unexpected dance in her mouth.
You know, one of these days I’ll have to actually read the original Pride and Prejudice. There are so many riffs on it these days. This week I am featuring the best YA I’ve read so far this year – Past Perfect Life by Elizabeth Eulberg. Happy reading!
I am so glad you are featuring this today. This is on my radar and one I definitely want to read. I haven’t yet read anything by Dev, but her work comes highly recommended. Plus, I’m a big fan of Pride and Prejudice, so that tie-in appeals to me as well. I hope you love it. Have a great weekend!
I am having a wonderful weekend helping a friend sell things at a furry con, actually! Thanks! The full review of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors should go live on Monday.