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06 March 2020

Book Beginnings: Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran *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 Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran (gifted copy).
Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran book cover
The sheep were undeniably dead. 
I was sent a free review copy of Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran. I received it last year and read the first chapter and fell in love, so I promptly

The cover is so pretty, with gold foil and super shiny! I even painted my nails shiny gold to match because reasons. Shiny reasons.

This is a great start. Short and stark and shocking, it grabbed me straight away. It's the kind of start that you can't help but keep reading.
I had to prove how I responded to unfamiliar situations.
This is from page 56 in my review copy, so may not match up with ebooks and finished copies!

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helem Corcoran is over 400 pages, so this is not very far in. But already we are steeped in court intrigue, and it is excellent.

The writing is addictive and I am so invested in the story and characters already. It's rare that I can say this so early into a book, but I am confident that this could be a new all time favourite. It is exceptional.

What are you reading this week?


  1. This sounds like a great book! I've just started Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas x

  2. Glad you like this one particularly since it is a free copy for reviews. That makes the whole process easier. LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE

  3. This sounds interesting. I haven’t heard of this before! I am currently reading (when I get the chance) Love Me Again

  4. I'm so intrigued from that beginning!! Happy weekend!

  5. Oh this one sounds amazing, I really can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

  6. I hope you enjoy this one!

  7. I love this cover. Sounds interesting!

  8. I am with you on this cover. It would definitely make me paint my nails to match haha!


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