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:
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.
I'm still kind of reading all the same books. I have a bunch that I got through NetGalley. There's a few factors for why I'm not sharing any of those, but anyway... I read this in August 2020, and really enjoyed it, so I'm sharing it now. It is a companion to the first book. The events in this book take place, mostly, at the same time as the events in book 1 (which I also recommend). I have reviews for both books on my blog if you want to check them out.
Leila Tūs Salvatíraas, Savior of Thessen and magical Queen of Her realm, is worshiped by all.
Except Her father. He wants Her dead.
The Sovereign’s Tournament—a centuries-long tradition designed to select The Savior’s husband—is days away, but Brontes’s plan to overthrow his daughter ignites, shifting the objective of the competition from marriage to murder.
With the help of Her sisters and some unexpected allies, Leila must unravel Brontes’s network and prevent Her own assassination. But as the body count rises, She learns the deception runs far deeper than She imagined.
When She finds Herself falling for one of the tournament competitors, Her father finds himself another target for murder.
Can Leila save Herself and Her beloved, or is their untimely end—and the corruption of Her realm—inevitable?
Leila stared up at the mural, ignoring Her sisters. Spots of pink, gold, and icy blue covered the ceiling, a piece She had seen a hundred times yet never ceased to captivate Her.
Kastor scratched his beard, his brow creased. "Apologies, Your Holiness, but a man with the Sovereign's blessing cannot be removed at this point in time."
"Says the law."
Q: Do you use Goodreads as the main website to keep track of what you have read? If not, please share what you use?
A: Not so much anymore. I've started using StoryGraph more.
It's independently owned and created. I still have my Goodreads account, there are some books that aren't on Storygraph, and there are some minor features that I still use on Goodreads that StoryGraph doesn't have. Amazon owns Goodreads, so whenever a new book is even mentioned, it's automatically added. But users can add books by providing the information, so that's nice. It also allows users to flag and correct book information.