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20 January 2017

Book Beginnings #29

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 Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff.
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.


  1. This is the first time I've seen this book - I'll have to check it out. Here's my Friday meme

  2. Fabulous and creative cover. I love it!
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. I do love that cover...and that excerpt piques my curiosity. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE DRY”

  4. That line! Oh it makes me so curious as to what the book is going to be about. Plus, as you mentioned, that cover is so mystifying. It's a face and an island and I LOVE it when they do things like that, plus the colors are pretty :) I love your blog! Hope you have an amazing day!


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