Thursday, May 21, 2020

Book Beginning | Friday 56 | Friday 50/50 | Blogger Hop || Of the Blood (Heir of Blood and Fire #1) by Cameo Renae || Best/Worst Villain

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.

   One malicious prince. Two rival kingdoms. And an innocent girl caught in the crossfire.
   Raised in a war-ravaged continent, temptation comes to Calla Caldwell in the form of a charming and mysterious stranger. Giving in to his intimate seduction, her world is forever changed by a single bite.
   Calla quickly learns the handsome stranger is vampire prince, Trystan Vladu. His bite was an attempt to claim and save her from a plot of vengeance generations in the making. However, the claws of that ancient vendetta are scraping ever closer.
Thrust into a new nightmare by the Prince of the corrupt kingdom of Morbeth, Calla is captured, tortured, and starved in the dank confines of his dungeon. While in captivity, she takes part in a séance with a witch of light where she contacts a departed relative—a Princess of Incendia—who bequeaths a gift to Calla that will tip the scales of good and evil . . . if she can learn to harness it.
   With a dark tapestry of secrets, lies, and murder unraveling around her, Calla must learn to embrace the power roiling through her veins, or be snuffed out by the strangling fist of a malevolent darkness. 

Book Beginning:
 I pleaded for death. 

Friday 56:
"I'm sorry. I'm sorry I couldn't save you," I sobbed. "It was Nicolae."

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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.

I can't think of an original one, so I am using a topic from the past.
Best/Worst Villain

The Darkling, Grisha Trilogy
I still find his character very interesting. In a sense, I feel he had good intentions but went too far in his quest.

Queen Levanna, Lunar Chronicles
Her goals and what she tells herself to justify what she does make her a petty and honestly a little pathetic as a villain. But I suppose that's the point.

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Book Blogger Hop
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Q: If you own an eBook, would you also purchase a print copy as well? 

A: Sometimes, if it's a book I really love and want to have a physical copy of for my shelves.


  1. I have to admit that both of those villains still managed to totally work for me. ;)

  2. Pretty gripping opening sentence! Happy weekend, stay safe!

  3. Hi,
    The Friday 56 line sounds sad, wonder what happened
    to make her sorry...I'll have to check this
    one out..have a great day!

  4. Both the opening and the teaser are exciting!

  5. Both very intriguing lines, especially that beginning!

    Here is my Friday Post! Stay well!

  6. I'm still a fan of paper books, so I look for them at library sales. At least I used to...

  7. I've seen this one around. Hope you enjoy it.

  8. What a beginning!
    I'm just like you, I will get a physical copy of an ebook I really really loved.
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

  9. Of the Blood sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend :)

  10. The short answer is generally no. However, if I've read an ebook by a favourite author that I'd like to get signed one day then yes! 💜😊
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, stay safe and healthy.
    Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x

  11. Of the Blood sounds like something I would like. I hope you are enjoying it!

    I need to get back to the Lunar Chronicles. I have only read the first book, Cinder, so far. I would like to give the Grisha series a try. I've read one of Bardugo's book,s but it was unrelated to that particular series.

    I hope you have a great week!