FirstLineFriday

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Verity by Colleen Hoover

“I hear the crack of his skull before the spattering of the blood reaches me.”

I think it’s apt for a book that plays with reader’s mind to start with such first line. I love books that make me feel “Wait… whaaat?!” and this one is one of very few that managed to do that.

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✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Wishing Well

I love bleakness. In real life, I love it in abandoned buildings and discarded objects. In books I love it both in ambiance and in emotions. I think it’s good to embrace them in books because all the bad things help reminds us that there are good things in real life. And I love this book with all the feels lol!

 

★ Book Details ★

Wishing Well by Lily White
Amazon | Goodreads | My Review

Blurb:

The perfect timing of a fairy tale is tied to its tragedy…

Journalist, Meadow Graham, is invited to interview death row inmate, Vincent Mercier. Given three days to hear his sordid confession, Meadow seeks to learn why a wealthy hotel owner killed four people, including her twin sister.

Sensually exotic and enigmatic, Vincent details his deception while bragging about the amusement he took in manipulating Meadow’s sister.

Their interview is a battle of wills.
His story is a twisted web of coercion and lies.
And the tragedy is too perfect to be real.

Will Meadow discover all of Vincent’s secrets while she fights to protect her own?

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Griffin in Wonderland

When it comes to commanding readers’ attention, a character could either be lovable or completely annoying. For me, I’m attracted to characters that require a little more effort to love. I don’t like polite and proper heroes. Give me the dirty rebels that would make your grandmother clutches her pearls, I’ll choose them every single time. This short story featured Griffin Fiske who can be quite annoying but completely loveable.

 

★ Book Details ★

Michael’s Wings (The Original Sinners #6.3) by Tiffany Reisz
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Griffin in Wonderland Blurb:

Hard partying trust fun baby Griffin Fiske wakes up after a hard night with a King’s boots on his chest and gets an invitation he can’t refuse…

This Original Sinners short story takes place approximately six years before The Siren. Originally available in a rough draft on Tiffany’s website, it has now been fully revised and is now collected in the print, ebook, and audio collection Michael’s Wings

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: EXP1RE

What a better time to talk about death on Friday the 13th right? Haha!
So I know some people refuse to talk about death but I used to have a morbid fascination with it. Well ok, maybe I still do…. lol!

In this very interesting book, the main character can see people’s date of death. Would you want to know when you’re going to die? I don’t and never did despite my fascination with death. I think it’s a lot of pressure knowing it. Ignorance is pure bliss in this case.

 

★ Book Details ★

EXP1RE (EXP1RE Duet #1) by Erin Noelle
Amazon  |  Goodreads  |  Review

Blurb:

Numbers.
They haunt me.
I can’t look into a person’s eyes without seeing the six-digit date of their death.
I’m helpless to change it, no matter how hard I try.
I’ve trained myself to look down. Away. Anywhere but at their eyes.
My camera is my escape. My salvation. Through its lens, I see only beauty and life—not death and despair.
Disconnected from all those around me, I’m content being alone, simply existing.
Until I meet him.
Tavian.
The man beyond the numbers.
How can I stay away, when everything about him draws me in?
But how can I fall in love, knowing exactly when it will expire?