Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had lovely weeks. I have some exciting news (well, exciting for me). I’m about to go see my best friend of two weeks! This post is scheduled to go up as I’m travelling to see her. However, this means I may be a bit absent on my blog because I won’t be reviewing while I’m with her no doubt. I’m going to try and stay active but if not I hope you all have a lovely two weeks! My first line Fridays are still scheduled to go up and I can’t wait to read everyone’s posts when I get home.
So, what’s it about?
First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — 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? It is a meme that allows us to explore the world of fiction.
I myself judge books by their author, cover, and notoriety. So, seeing people do this challenge for months has had me pick up some pretty amazing books.
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!
She’d never killed before tonight.
The book is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes.
Trigger Warnings: murder
My Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: young adult, fantasy, romance, magic
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….
This series is a massive hit or miss. You either love it or you despise it. There is really no in between at all. I fall into the category that loves this series. It is cheesy and it really has a lot of flaws when thinking about it critically but I just love it. I am a sucker for cheesy fiction when it is in the category I love (fantasy + murder?? sign me up). I just love this series so much and I need more people to read it because Magnus and Cleo are my complete and utter favourites.
Happy reading everyone!
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