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24 January 2020

Book Beginnings: Clique Bait by Ann Vallett *AD - Gifted

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 Clique Bait by Ann Vallett (gifted copy).
Clique Bait by Ann Vallett cover
The first time I wore this shade of lipstick, I was eleven.
I was sent a free review copy of Clique Bait by Ann Vallett after I requested it from the publisher. It's not out until the end of April, but I received my review copy yesterday and started it immediately. Oops.

My first line isn't the actual first line. The first lines are a letter to another character and I decided to start with the passage immediately after instead, mostly because I think it gives a better feel of the writing, and because it really packs a punch.

I like this start, it has me excited for the rest of the story. I like the imagery.
Sophie's eyes were the first to flit up to mine. They were ever so slightly creased in the corners, as if she knew a brilliant secret that you'd never catch on to.
This is from page 56 in my review copy, so likely won't match up with ebooks and finished copies!

At this point in the story we're just starting chapter five and Chloe has barely started on her infiltration mission. We're still meeting the characters and working out their motives in the group and trying to work out their secrets.

I am thoroughly enjoying Clique Bait by Ann Vallett.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I love the 56. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine!

  2. Sounds like a great read, right from the start!! Happy weekend!

  3. Clique Bait seems like an interesting story. I like the quotes.

  4. I may be adding this to my tbr. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  5. Oooh. This one sounds great. I love that opening line.

  6. This sounds excellent! I hope you enjoy it!

  7. definitely intersted to hear your thoughts at the end!


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