Friday, March 6, 2020

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Friday 50/50 | Blogger Hop || The Wolf (Under the Northern Sky #1) by Leo Carew | Best/Worst Read of February 2020

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to 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.

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

So, apparently, I read this book a couple years ago. But I don't remember it, and my review is very unhelpful as to why I didn't like it, so I decided to borrow it from the library and re-read it.

Violence and death have come to the land under the Northern Sky.
  The Anakim dwell in the desolate forests and mountains beyond the black river, the land under the Northern Sky. Their ancient ways are forged in Unthank silver and carved in the grey stone of their heartland, their lives measured out in the turning of centuries, not years.
  By contrast, the Sutherners live in the moment, their vitality much more immediate and ephemeral than their Anakim neighbors. Fragile is the peace that has existed between these very different races - and that peace is shattered when the Suthern armies flood the lands to the north. These two races revive their age-old hatred and fear of each other. Within the maelstrom of war, two leaders will rise to lead their people to victory.
  Only one will succeed.

Book Beginning:
  The rain had not stopped for days. The road was under six inches of brown water. Everything was underwater. Roper's horse stumbled and collapsed onto its knees; it was all her could do to say in the saddle.

Friday 56:
  Tekoa send the giant elk's head, boiled and scraped to spotless white bone, to Roper complete with its immense antlers.

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50/50 Friday is a new weekly link-up hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts' blogs.

This week's topic is Best/Worst Read of February 2020 Should be pretty easy. I didn't read that many and one is the reason why.

This was a very good intro into the world of The Witcher.
I don't much care for the cover because it has nothing to do with the book. This is game art, it's good art. But there are no Dragons in this book.

So, I didn't finish this book. This is a sequel to a book I read late last year and freaking loved.
I starting re-writing my review and rant, and deleted it... It just wasn't what I wanted in a sequel. It also ruined book one for me, will be donating it.
(as you can guess this book ruined my February reading)

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Book Blogger Hop
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Q: When did you first know you’re truly a bookworm? Did you lose sleep over a novel?

A: Not really sure, I always liked books when I was a kid. I never really thought about it to be honest. 
There are several books I've stayed up way too late at night reading.


  1. I came to reading later in life and feel like I've been playing catch up ever since then. LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE

  2. I'm definitely curious for more!!! Happy weekend!

  3. Hope you'll enjoy it more on this second read!

  4. The Last Wish is such a good book! I loved it too! But I agree about the cover art, while I do love the art, it doesn't fit at all to the stories inside.