Review | A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, #1)Title: A Deadly Education (The Scholomance#1)
Author: Naomi Novik
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Release Date: September 29, 2020

“She says it’s too easy to call people evil instead of their choices and that lets people justify making evil choices. Because they convince themselves that it’s okay because they’re still good people overall inside their own heads. And yes, fine. But I think that after a certain number of evil choices, it’s reasonable shorthand to decide that someone’s an evil person who oughtn’t have the chance to make any more choices. And the more power someone has, the less slack they ought to be given.” Continue reading

Review | The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)Title: The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2)

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Rating: ★★★★☆

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co

Release Date: July 7, 2015

“Gather close, my brothers and sisters. Listen well, for there is one true history and one true future. Once upon a time, long long ago, seven stars were flung from the sky. One to shake the mountains, one to churn the seas, one to choke the air, and four to test the hearts of men.”


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First Lines Fridays #92

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

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First Lines Fridays #86

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Continue reading