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06 October 2017

Book Beginnings #54

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.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

I am currently reading The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli.

Asha lured the dragon with a story. 
It was an ancient story, older than the mountains at her back, and Asha had to dredge it up from where it lay deep and dormant inside her. 
Firstly, the cover is beautiful. It has the most gorgeous gold foil, I can't stop staring at the details on the blade, and I am in love with the font for the title, so my very first impressions are good. Very good. I love pretty books.

This is hailed as a crossover fantasy, bridging between Young Adult and Adult fantasy, and add dragons to that I am sold. From the off I am in love with the writing style.
Asha followed the smoke and ash. The deeper into this cavern she went, the more familiar her surroundings became. It wasn't that she'd been here before. It was more like she'd been dreaming of this place all her life
Yep, I still love the writing style! This isn't what I had expected, but it is excellent. I can't wait to share my review with you next week!

What are you reading this weekend?


  1. Hi Cora!

    Oh, the cover for this, does sound gorgeous. It sounds just like something I'd want to read, but also, something I might just buy purely based on the sparkly foil cover! LOL Fickle I know...

    Here's my choice for this week

    Close to Home, by Cara Hunter.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. This is a fab idea! I initially was really into the book I'm currently reading from the first lines / paragraph and pages but unfortunately it's all gone a bit south since then!


  3. Great snippets! Now I'm curious. Enjoy, and here's mine: “EXPOSED”

  4. I just bought a copy of this one. It does sound amazing. I am featuring Death Overdue by Allison Brook this week. Happy reading!

  5. This one sounds great. Also, the cover is gorgeous.

  6. I must be like a dragon because I can be lured by a great story, too.

  7. You had me at 'lured the dragon'. :-) Happy weekend!

  8. In my opinion this is a really great first line. I'm reading 'And the mountains echoed' by Khaled Hosseini now and he almost lost me on the first sentence because it was so nothing...

    x Envy

  9. I keep on getting recommended to read this book, it sounds awesome!

    Deanna Reads Books

  10. Oh thank you so much for sharing this - I loved this excerpt so much, the writing style sounds beautiful. I really like this book's cover as well :)

  11. I've seen this one popping up around the blogosphere lately - definitely want to try it out.

    Lauren @ Always Me


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