FirstLineFriday

✏️ #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.

 

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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

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✏️ #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.

 

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EXP1RE (EXP1RE Duet #1) by Erin Noelle
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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?

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Wintersong

I love mythologies and folklore. It’s very entertaining to see how people use them to try to explain/rationalize things. My favorite is Greek Mythology and I first fell in love with it in Ancient Literature class in college. I have a few books on Greek myth and Artemis is my favorite goddess.

This book is heavily influenced by myths and folklore. It’s fun when I could identify where the inspiration of certain scenes came from.

 

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Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones
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Blurb:

Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Juniper Unraveling

Do you think you can survive dystopian environment? I always believe I could. I have high self control so I know how to ration resources and stick to it. I also have a strong will to survive. I’d die trying before I’d give up.

I could also be vicious when needed. I know some people would say they’d never do bad things in the name of survival but I’m a realist. Sometimes shit happens so you need to be prepared to deal with it. It’s not only survival of the fittest but also smartest. Desperate time calls for desperate measures. You don’t have to be a villain, just be a smart hero/heroine lol!

This book is about survival and I love it. I hope to read more adult age dystopia in the future.

 

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Juniper Unraveling by Keri Lake
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Blurb:
Papa says everyone has a story that deserves to be told.

Most begin years ago, after the second bomb hit, unearthing a deadly contagion that divided the population into the pure, the infected, and the Ragers.

Many recount the moment we rose up from the ashes and started anew.

Others tell of the day we built a wall to keep them out.

For some, they’re nothing more than the vestiges left behind—a simple name carved into the knotty bark of a Juniper tree.

My story begins with a boy. A mute, from the other side of the wall, known only as Six, who touched my heart in ways that words never could, and gave me the courage to face my darkest truth.

Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content, and violent scenes that some readers may find disturbing.