first line friday

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

“On the second Sabbat of Twelftmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.”

The beauty of fantasy book is the world is an infinite possibility. A city called Weep? Blue creatures? I didn’t think something like that would appeal to me, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It’s different. More gentle than typical YA Fantasy that I read and beautifully written.

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✏️ #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
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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