First Line Friday: September 7, 2018

Happy Friday!

For those of you who have been reading for a while I tend to post a fun tag or meme on Friday’s to get us into the weekend spirit.

The Book Beginnings on 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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37486213Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3) by Kendare Blake

Publisher: HarperTeen (September 4 2018)

Print Length: 464 pages

Katharine sits on the throne, Mirabella and Arsinoe are in hiding, and an unexpected renegade is about to wage a war of her own. The crown has been won, but these queens are far from done.

First Sentence

“The labor, when it began, was hard and full of blood. Nothing less was to be expected from a war queen, especially one so battle-hardened as Queen Philomene.”

Review

Well, that was different. With the previous three installments in the ‘Three Dark Crowns’ series the reader is reintroduced to the world in present day. And yet, Two Dark Reigns shakes up the format by unfolding information for an event that happened 400 years previous to the story of Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katharine. The first sentence makes me wonder if this is important to the overall plot or if it going to be a passing scene in what is going to be an epic third book.

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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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