For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
My name is Maresi Enresdaughter and I write this in the nineteenth year of the reign of our thirty-second Mother.
First, can we talk about the cover? I keep staring at it. I love how it's an island in the sea and a face with flowing hair all at ones. I love the colours and the swirls and the spot-laminate. I love the font. It's just an all-round triumph of a cover and instantly made me want to pick this up.
The first lines hint at the fantasy setting, the different world. They don't give much away. It reminds me a little of the first lines of I Capture the Castle (my favourite book ever) and that brought a smile to my face as I read them.
I am actually almost finished this book. I'll probably finish it in an hour or so. And I'm not sure why I didn't pick it up sooner. Because it is bloody amazing.