First Chapter, First Paragraph is one of the two memes that I will be alternating on Thursdays in place of my Ink & Batter posts during the summer, when I won't be baking due to the heat!
I discovered this meme via the ladies of My Shelf Confessions, and it is hosted on Tuesdays by Bibliophile by the Sea. But since I already have my blog tours posts and Tell Me Tuesdays, I thought that it'd work best on Thursdays for me!
The idea of this meme/feature is quite self-explanatory from its name, we share the first paragraph of the first chapter of our current read! Quite a good teaser for others to read and see if they'd be intrigued!
Sooooo, I really haven't been reading much these past few days, so I'm still reading the same books I talked about on Tuesday and that means you guys are gonna get a peek at two ARCs and one of those is a 2015 one!! Excited?? I hope so!! Bear in mind, these paragraphs are taken from ARCs, so they might or might not remain like that on the finished books!
In case you are wondering why I haven't been reading the past days it's not cause I'm on a reading slump at all or cause I'm not enjoying the books (that I'm loving!) it's all a highlander's fault! I'm binge watching Outlander and falling madly in love with Jamie! *swoons*
Winterspell by Claire Legrand
"One more hour and Clara Stole could turn criminal.
Could, that is, if she managed to stand her ground until then, for every eye in the crowd was watching her, waiting for her to say something impressive, something to commemorate the day. And she was so tired of fumbling through grand words that were never quite grand enough for such hungry, thirsty people."
Polaris by Mindee Arnett
"The spaceport's casino was the perfect spot for the deal to go down"
What? You want more? Ooookay!
"Jeth Seagrave knew it the moment he stepped inside. The place seemed to envelop him, the light so bright they made it almost impossible to see and the noise a constant vibration, everything from the hum of the slot machines to the shouts of dealers calling for bets. Some kind of mild, hypnotic music played in the background, blending the sounds together in a reassuring soundtrack -- time does not exist here, it seemed to intone. Here you are safe. Here you belong."
What do you think? Would you want to know more?
What are you reading right now?
YAY FOR A HIGHLANDER ADDICTION PILI! *high five* Jamie is worth binge watching and forgetting to read for sure:) I can't blame you in the least. That last episode was brutal though. *sobs* So excited for this week!!ReplyDelete
And I cannot WAIT for Polaris, I adored Avalon!!! Super excited to see what you think of Winterspell too:)
The last episode was brutal but the ending had me all giddy and flailing cause I've been shipping them since Jamie first appeared on screen and I haven't yet read the books!! =D *high fives Jenny* I cannot wait for this week's episode!! =DDelete
If you loved Avalon, you're gonna got nuts with Polaris! SO far it's a wild ride and I'm loving it!
Yay :D Awesome post Pili. <3 Sniffs. I love Winterspell. You better too, lol :D and Polaris. <3 So excited to read this one too. Crossing my fingers that you love it :) Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3 awesome teasers :)ReplyDelete
I'm really loving it so far! Hoping to finish it today! =DDelete
Oh Winterspell sounds really goo! I just checked it out on GR too I don't think I had seen that one around before. I've been doing great with historicals lately. I haven't read that Avalon series yet though but I'm intrigued! >.< And Lol @ the TV causing your reading slump! I've been more into shows than books recently too I just started Orphan Black and it's so good!!ReplyDelete
It's more of a fantasy/retelling, Winterspell, but I'm loving it!Delete
And yeah sometimes your brain needs something different!
Aw, I loved the beginning of Winterspell but then things got really weird for me! Glad Carina enjoyed it and I hope you do too!ReplyDelete
Jen @ YA Romantics
Thanks Jen! It is quite different but I'm really enjoying it!Delete
Love the first sentence for Winterspell, now I'm even more compelled. Pretty cover and awesome first sentence, a winning combo.ReplyDelete
YAY! I hope you'll check the book, Mari! =DDelete
YES TO POLARIS!! I'm holding off for a while, until I can get some of these October releases under control. BEHAVE, OCTOBER.ReplyDelete
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
I'm doing really bad at my ARCs as of late, but I needed to read Polaris and so I am! ;) Thank you, Alyssa!Delete