Happy Friday, book nerds!
I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty proud of myself this morning. Why, you ask? Because in the first 10 days of the new year I’ve:
1) Posted on my blog 7 times! 👏
2) Posted on my Bookstagram account 3 times! (For reference, that’s how much I posted in the entirety of 2019 😭)
3) Written reviews for every book I’ve read so far this year…which is only 2, but you know what? Imma celebrate it!
I write all this not to brag, but rather to remind myself that this level of commitment feels good and it’s something I want to ensure I keep doing throughout 2020! So I hope you’ll allow me this not-so-humble brag moment so I can use it as fuel for next week!Now that I’ve done my happy dance, let’s dive into this week’s installment of:
What’s it about? First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
HOW IT WORKS?
PICK A BOOK OFF YOUR SHELF (IT COULD BE A CURRENT READ OR ON YOUR TBR) AND OPEN TO THE FIRST PAGE.
COPY THE FIRST FEW LINES, BUT DON’T PROVIDE ANY OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE BOOK JUST YET — LET’S SEE IF IT HOOKS THE READER IN!
FINALLY…REVEAL THE BOOK!READ ON TO DISCOVER THIS FRIDAY’S SOURCE:
A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid KemmererSynopsis:
Fall in love, break the curse.
Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.
When choosing a line for today’s FLF post I knew I had to pick a Brigid Kemmerer quote. Why? Because tonight, I’ll be attending a discussion — and signing — she’s hosting here in Dallas for this lovely book’s sequel: A Heart So Fierce and Broken. I wanted to pay homage to this special occasion, but in a way that was 100 percent spoiler free! I’m currently 70% of the way through this novel and I’m kicking myself for not picking it up sooner! I’m very intrigued to see how all of this is going to play out, and I’m thanking my lucky stars I’ll be able to pick up book 2 during tonight’s event. My only problem? I’m 💯 percent shipping the wrong ship. 🤦🏽♀️ At least…I think I am…stay tuned, gentle readers. Stay tuned!
That concludes this week’s blogging adventures! I hope you’ve been enjoying the content as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it! If you’d like to see more or less posts per week, please let me know below. Also if you’re catching Kemmerer on tour or have any questions you’d like me to ask her for you tonight let me know below. Have YOU had a chance to read ACSDAL yet? What are your non-spoilery thoughts? Are you excited for AHSFAB?? I want to know so, hit me up below!
AND, AS ALWAYS: HAPPY READING!
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