First Line Fridays 2/7//2020

Hey everyone! I’m back with another First Line Fridays, hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first!
  • Finally…..reveal the book.
  • On the morning we are to leave for our Grand Tour of the Continent, I wake up in bed beside Percy. For a disorienting moment, it’s unclear whether we’ve slept together or simply slept together.

  • This book is….
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  • I’m 40% of the way through with this book, and not sure if I’m liking it or not. Will continue it though because where I currently am, I need a solution to something. I’ve mentioned before that I can usually tell a rating while about halfway through (if I get that far)….this is currently sitting at a 3. Either I’m getting more critical in my reading, or I’m just waiting on that one book to blow me away.
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    WWW WEDNESDAY 2/5/2020

    Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

    What are you currently reading?

    Haven’t been feeling well the last couple days so I haven’t read much. Currently still reading Goblet of Fire, as well as Beautiful Darkness and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

    What have you recently finished?

    I also finished Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

    What do you plan on reading next?

    My plan is to start on Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody and Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

    The Crown’s Game review

    Hey everyone! Today I am bringing you my review of the book The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. Boy do I have mixed feelings on this read here. Like I said previously, I almost DNFed this twice. I finished it and gave it a 3.5.

    I usually can tell by like the 100-150 page mark what rating I’m giving a book (unless it’s a big book and I need more to go on). So I already knew I was giving this a 3 star rating. Like it was a solid 3. The ending it what gave it that little .5. Literally the last 100 pages is what causes my mixed feelings. Here is why:

    1. This is not a fantasy IN MY OPINION.
    2. I classify this as historical romance with a touch of magic.
    3. I was not connecting with anything except Pasha, who I later ended up hating and my attention was captured by Nikolai.
    4. The first 200+ pages seemed to drag on with not much really happening. Little reveals here and there, but not that drew me in.
    5. The ending made me want the throw the book at a wall. For a good and a bad reason. Good because it did it’s job of making me want to read the sequel to see what happens. Bad because it waited until the last third of the book for things to get good.
    6. Plus I thought there wasn’t much lead up to some of the things that happened.
  • I will be reading the sequel, but only because I have questions that I hope will be revealed. I actually ranted about the book for two days to my brother lol this book let me down in a way.
  • Have any of you read this? If so, how did you feel about it? If you haven’t, is it on your TBR? Maybe you will find that you enjoy way more than I did. I hope that’s case! Until next time, happy reading! 💚
  • January 2020 Wrap Up

    Hey everyone! January felt long, but I read a lot. Well page wise that is. I read 8 books (5 new to me and 3 rereads) plus I had a DNF. I finished the month with 4 5-stars (although 3 of those were my rereads), 1 4-star, 2 3.5 stars, and 1 3-star. Started the month great and then bleh. I read a total of 3,635 pages! I love big books 😊

    Beautiful Creatures 5 stars

    One of Us is Lying 4 stars

    Aurora Rising 3.5 stars

    Carry On (reread #1)

    Ensnared (reread #2)

    The School for Good and Evil (reread #3)

    The Crown’s Game 3.5 stars

    Sorcery of Thorns 3 stars