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22 May 2020

Book Beginnings: Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart

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 Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart.
Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart cover
Serina Tessaro stood on the steps of the fountain in Lano's central piazza flanked by nine other girls her age, all in their finest gowns.
I got this book in a Fairyloot box years ago, and even though it sounds right up my street I just haven't picked it up yet. This is standing in for Song of Sorrow for Medievalathon to fulfil the duology prompt.

I've only read the first chapter so far, but it's off to a strong start. I like the slow glimpses of the world as it builds around us, and it's got me pretty excited for what is to come. I love the writing style too.

I love the cover for Grace & Fury, the fiery tones of the figure, the delicate details. It's pretty stunning. My hardback is very pretty under the dust jacket too.

It took far less time to get dressed when there weren't corsets, endless rows of buttons, fragile lace, or high heels to contend with.
This is from page 56 in my finished hardback copy.

This line hits. Like, BAM.

I can't wait to get this far, although in picking out this quote I think I've spoiled it for myself a little. Regardless, I can't wait to see what takes Serina to this place.

What are you reading this week?


  1. This is probably a book I would like. I've just never decided to buy it lol. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I've been meaning to try this one. Glad you're enjoying it so far!

  3. I wonder why they're lined up.... sounds good! Happy weekend, stay safe!

  4. Why are they lined up, what's going on? I'm curious.

    Happy reading!

  5. From the two teasers, this sounds interesting. I like it!

  6. Great line! I have this one to read... now I want to peek at it to see where this goes! lol

    Here is my Friday Post! Stay well!

  7. That snippet from page 56! Now, I'm really curious to learn more!
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

  8. Hmm... .I wonder why she doesn't have to dress up anymore! Sounds like a whole different world than she was used to. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. I am curious about this one and hope you love it so I know if I should read it too. :-) Have a great week!

  10. I'm looking forward to seeing your thought on this!

    I've just finished The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes so need to pick my next read!

  11. I really enjoyed this when I read it but still need to pick up the sequel!

  12. I'm intrigued to see what you make of this one. I enjoyed it. I'm currently reading Lucy Powrie's new book Read with Pride.

  13. Gowns? I am so down. Also this cover is gorgeous.

  14. That's definitely a strong quote! Love the sound of this book!


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