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13 March 2020

Book Beginnings: The Prized Girl by Amy K Green *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 The Prized Girl by Amy K Green (gifted copy).
The Prized Girl by Amy K Green cover
When my half sister, Jenny, was killed, it was all over the news - national news, not just the local paper that had to use an offensively large font to fill its pages. 
I was sent a free review copy of The Prized Girl by Amy K Green ahead of the blog tour.

I really like the cover for The Prized Girl - it's very striking with the vibrant pink and chilling blue tones.

I feel like this first line really gives you a good idea of Virginia's voice as a character. She's pretty cynical and sick of everyone's shit.
The door opened and there he stood. Just a man.
This is from page 56 in my review copy.

This is where I feel that you really get in to this story - it's fast paces and even by page 56 I was well invested and turning pages as quickly as I could.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I agree with you about the book cover. It's very eye-catching. Enjoy your current read!

  2. That pink on the cover really pops out!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  3. I'm sooooooo intrigued! Happy weekend!

  4. Yeah the cover colors are nice i just wish that the little text down there wasnt in red, its a bit too much and fades into the background too much.

  5. This actually looks to me like a writing exercise now, because when I read that first line I immediately had to come up with a second one. To me, the words "when my half sister was killed" imply an upcoming contrast. How interesting would it be if the other half sister was also murdered and tells the story from beyond the grave?

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation


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