Book Beginnings: April 28, 2017

Another Friday is here. Hooray!!! I love weekends, and this one is no exception. I can’t wait to relax and maybe enjoy a book. What do you plan on reading this weekend?

For those who haven’t seen it yet, I’m running a giveaway where you can win three ebooks that I adore! The entrants are currently low, so here’s a great chance to win some excellent reads.

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Now, on to Book Beginnings! I think this is such a fun meme with a chance to find cool new reads.

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.

“The day my life changed forever began as any other. Mother and I argued. But this time it was different. Our disagreement wasn’t about my slouching or lack of refined speech; it wasn’t even about my penchant for running across our fields with wild abandon.

We fought over a box of silver that had appeared–seemingly out of nowhere–on our kitchen table. We were nearly starving, and Mother was hoarding silver.”












And this week’s book is:

First Light by Michelle Paige Holmes


Seventeen-year-old Adrielle doesn’t believe in magic; she merely possesses it, though no one has ever mentioned that her unusual gifts—exceptional speed, a flair for fire, and an intimate knowledge of flora—aren’t things she was born with. When Adrielle starts a fire that burns down the family home, she must deal with both her grief and her siblings’ hurtful rejection.

While journeying to far away Tallinyne, in search of her older, estranged sister—the only relative who might take her in—Adrielle is separated from her escort when the carriage is beset by thieves. Alone, she is thrust into a dangerous and unfamiliar world where she encounters fairies and gypsies, a wild boar, a drunk cook, and an evil queen whose curse is sweeping death across the land. Adrielle also finds love, falling hard for a kind, funny, handsome—and completely unavailable prince.

From the glowing pearls tucked beneath her mattress and keeping her awake at night, to Queen Nadamaris’s curse that seems to thwart Adrielle’s every effort, Adrielle struggles to navigate a world of magic she never imagined, where people she knows and loves are not always what they appear to be. With the glowing pearls—and her fondest desire—within her grasp, she is forced to make a choice no girl should ever have to—satisfying her own heart or saving the kingdom.

I love the opening to this book. I think it’s intriguing. It made me want to know more about the book. I’ve actually already read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it!

What do you think of the beginning of this book? Would you read it?


5 thoughts on “Book Beginnings: April 28, 2017

  1. Whilst this one probably isn’t one for me, simply because it is not one of my favourite genres, I do love the style of writing and the first paragraph in particular is really good. The reviews and ratings to date have been amazing and I also love the cover art.

    I did check out some of the authors other books and one or two of them sound really promising, so all in all an interesting post.

    Thanks for sharing and I am pleased that you enjoyed the book 🙂



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