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04 November 2016

Book Beginnings #24

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.

I am currently reading A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab.
Kell wore a very peculiar coat. 
It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.
Everyone I talk to who has read this book has hyped it up. Everyone. Not a single person with whom I'm a friend on Goodreads has given this a rating below 4 stars. Same with those who I follow. So I guess it's time to jump in and hope I'm not disappointed!

I always do my Book Beginning as I read the first lines, and these first lines don't really excite me so much. Yes, they're interesting, there's a spark of what? in my mind, but they don't immediately grab me.


  1. Well...I hope it gets better for you.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. I agree with Sherry, hope it gets better. Thanks for the visit today.

  3. I am definitely curious about this author's books...and I'm tempted. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me book and author. Hope it lives up to the hype.

  5. Hi Cora,

    I know just from the title of this book, that it probably isn't one for me. However the opening lines are fun, if not riveting and of the three different versions of cover art, this one is definitely the best.

    Goodreads has a great quote from the author ...

    "Victoria has stated that books published under V.E.Schwab are adult releases and those under Victoria Schwab are YA"

    Why can't all authors be that straightforward?

    I hope that you enjoy and have a good weekend :)


  6. I recently read This Savage Song by Schwab and really liked it so I definitely want to give more of her books a try! Might wait until this series is complete though!


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