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04 January 2019

Book Beginnings #66

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 Girl King by Mimi Yu.
The Girl King by Mimi Yu cover
It was well before dawn when the Ana and Aba stirred the priestess from her bed. Had she been anyone else she might have been deep in slumber.
I have been very excited about this book for a while, so I'm glad I'm picking it up now. It comes out next week, but there are some early copies circling and the reviews I'm seeing are excellent.

I like this start - it doesn't give much away at all but I'm still eager to read on.
The empress cocked her head slightly to one side - no easy feat given the weight of her hair, dripping with jeweled pins and topped with a gold diadem.
The imagery on this whole page! It's so vivid, so rich, and I can't wait to get to this part. I love the writing style.

What are you reading this week?
Book Beginnings, The Girl King by Mimi Yu


  1. Wrong cover?? Cool snippets! Happy weekend!

  2. I liked this book and series a lot. I hope you do too. This week I am spotlighting The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye. Happy reading!

  3. I'm currently reading Discovering You by Kate McBrien 😊

    Shirley |

  4. Oh sounds good! I've heard great things about Shadow and Bone.

  5. I had to laugh at the Friday 56 quote. Her head was too heavy from all the jewels in her hair. Such a problem. I'm highlighting BEARTOWN today


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