First Line Friday: May 4, 2018

With another week coming to an end it is time for my contribution to the First Line Friday conversation.

The Book Beginnings on Friday or First Line Friday book meme was created by Rose City Reader, where you 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.

Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on reading to find out.

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31076583A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA (May 1, 2018)

Print Length: 224 pages

The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.

First Sentence

“The first snow of winter had begun whipping through Velaris an hour earlier.”


I mean, this novella could have started with ‘blah, blah, blah’ and it still would have drawn me in. As a companion to the larger ‘ACOTAR’ series the opening chapter follows our favourite High Lady, Feyre, as she takes in the first snow at her home in the Night Court. I guess the only apprehension I have about this first sentence, and the story as a whole, is whether or 224 pages will be enough to sustain my addiction until the release of A Court of Thorns and Roses #4, expected to be published sometime in 2019.

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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.


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