Book Beginnings: April 21, 2017

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Every Friday 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. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


“Running along the edge of the rooftop, Allyssa kept an eye on the man below.”

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This week’s book is:

Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

Description:

Sixteen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion–she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as the royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona–that of a vigilante–to hunt down criminals and help her people firsthand.

Unfortunately, her nightly escapades will have to wait because the citizens of Emperion may need saving from something much bigger than common criminals. War is encroaching on their kingdom and in order to protect her people, Allyssa may have to sacrifice her heart. Forced to entertain an alliance through marriage with a handsome prince from a neighboring kingdom, she finds herself feeling even more stifled than before. To make matters worse, the prince has stuck his nosy squire, Jarvik, to watch her every move.

Jarvik is infuriating, bossy and unfortunately, the only person she can turn to when she unveils a heinous plot. Together, the unlikely pair will have to work together to stop an enemy that everyone thought was long gone, one with the power to destroy her family and the people of Emperion. Now the cage Allyssa so longed to break free from might just be the one thing she has to fight to keep intact. In order to save her kingdom, she will have to sacrifice her freedom, her heart, and maybe even her life.


My Thoughts:

I liked this first sentence so much that when I went looking for one for this meme, I found myself reading on. What on earth is she doing on the roof trailing a guy? I want to find out more! Now I have a new currently reading book.

What do you think of this first line? Would you read on?

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16 thoughts on “Book Beginnings: April 21, 2017

  1. A very nice beginning since it makes the reader ask questions right off the bat, like “what the heck is she doing up on a roof?” and “why is she keeping her eye on this guy?” 🙂
    Nice choice here!

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