FirstLineFriday

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Throne of Glass

I’m a sadist. I love it when characters suffer – preferably psychologically, but physically is ok too lol! Because when a character is at the bottom, there will be time for them to rise back up, and that stage is where you’ll see the character’s worth and appreciate their strength and tenacity.

 

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
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Blurb:

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

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✏️ #FirstLineFriday: His Master

Reading the first line in this book made me twitchy.
Why? It because I don’t think I can live in a commune – not even the kinky kind 😆
I value my privacy too much. Without it I feel stifled. Also, I can’t stand people ordering me around and I’m not a people pleaser. This book is about the life of a sub who’s proud of his craft. While I can understand and appreciate his role, I could never be one lol!

 

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His Master by Bink Cummings
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Blurb:

Six years ago, I was accepted into an exclusive BDSM commune that caters to the gay elite, and molded into the submissive of every dom’s dream. Under the ever watchful eye of Master Croy, my savior, I spend my days fulfilling my masters’ every fantasy. It has become my solace. The only place I’ve felt at home. They respect me for who I am. Made me into the man I’ve become…It is my hope that I never have to leave…
Until now…
Because of him.
The master who makes me feel.
The gray haired God who sees me as more than a slick hole and pretty face.
I’ve never felt this way before.
Things are changing.
I’m changing…But I don’t know what it means.
My home is here. I can’t leave.
But what about him? Master Kellan. I think he wants me.
And,
Can I tell you a secret?
I think I want him, too.

Warning: Contains shameless, make your toes curl, sexual M/M content. Adult F’in language. A smidgen of mushy love. Taboo elements including those of consensual BDSM relationships. And whatever else that makes it unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18.

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Kick, Push

I love characters that have passion – something they would fight for, sacrifice for, live for. In this case is was the hero’s passion for skating and for his son. I would have never thought at first glance this book would hurt, but it did gave me all the feels lol!

 

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Kick, Push (Kick Push #1) by Jay McLean
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Blurb:

There’s a single defining moment within every skater.
It lasts only a second. Two if you’re good.
Three if you’re really good.
It’s the moment you’re in the air, your board somewhere
beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.
It’s the feeling of being airborne.

The sixteen-year-old version of me would’ve said it was the
greatest feeling in the world.
Then at seventeen, I had my son.
And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us.

Seventeen. Single. Dad.
That’s what my life became.
Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being
airborne.
Or at least I convinced myself I did.
But I lied—to myself and to everyone around me.
Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.

You know what sucks about being in the air?
Coming down from the high.
Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.
Then kick, push, and coast away.
Other times you fall.
You fall hard.
And those are the times when it’s not as easy to get back up, dust off your pads and try again.
Especially when the girl with the emerald eyes becomes your drug…
And you become her poison.

✏️ #FirstLineFriday: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Are you a competitive person?
Generally I am, but I can switch it on/of. But mostly I like to compete with myself because I find more satisfaction in outdoing myself than others.

This book started with a competition but ended in comradery. Beside female empowerment, the comradery is one of my favorite aspect of YA Fantasy book.

 

 

★ Book Details ★

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo
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Blurb:
Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.