First Line Fridays | January 4

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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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Down the TBR Hole # 29

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Welcome again to Down the TBR Hole! This meme came from Lost in a Story. All book descriptions taken from Goodreads. 

Current TBR Total: 147

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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First Line Fridays | November 9

first-lines-fridays

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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Cora Carmack Rage (Stormheart #2) Cover Reveal and Release Date

Today is the day for cover reveals! Earlier I posted about Stephanie Garber’s new Legendary (Carval #2) whose cover matches the first book beautifully. Now we have…

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Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack

Release day June 12th 2018
Published by Tor Teen

All Aurora Pavan ever wanted was a choice, to control her own life. Now she’s got more choices than she can handle.

Princess or adventurer.

Duty or freedom.

Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.

If she knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences— like the storm now tangled with her heart, the alarming disappearance of her mother and friend, and the fall of her kingdom to the Locke family. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan. She puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion, but the Lockes aren’t the only sinister thing plaguing Pavan. The Rage season is at it’s peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. But these storms seem… different than any she’s ever encountered. They churn with a darkness that frightens her, and attack with a will like she’s never seen. This feels like more than Rage. It feels like war. (description taken from http://www.coracarmack.com)

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Losing It series. – from Goodreads

 

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UPDATE – Publication of this book has been pushed back to 2019 due to the author’s health concerns. Exact date of publication not currently set as of February 15th, 2018.

UPDATE – Official release date has been updated to June 11th, 2019. Mark your calendars!

 

Find this book on

Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Book Depository

 

Rainbow Book Tag

I ran across this tag over at Reading Every Night and thought it looked like fun. There are so many beautiful book covers in such varied colors. I’ve been guilty of buying a book by the strength of it’s cover alone and, admittedly, eye catching color combinations certainly play a roll in that. Here are some covers of books I have read that make up the rainbow!

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Rules:

  • It must be the dominant colour of the cover not the spine!
  • If you do not own a book of a certain colour, just choose one that has the colour on it somewhere.
  • It has to be a book you own and/or has to be the exact edition you read (e.g. there are two different covers for Me Before You, you would choose the one you read).
  • Tag some people to do it! Whether they be Bloggers, Bookstagrammers or BookTubers.

 

Red

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

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Orange

Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart (Bryant and May #11) by Christopher Fowler
It was pretty hard to find an orange book that I had read!

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Yellow

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

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Green

Freedom’s Ransom (Catteni #4) by Anne McCaffrey

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Blue

Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn

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Indigo/Turquoise

The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

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Purple

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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Pink

The Tale of Castle Cottage (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter #8) by Susan Wittig Albert

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Brown

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran

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White

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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Black

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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That is it for the Rainbow Book Tag! It was actually pretty difficult to find the orange and pink covers. Red, black, and white gave me plenty of options! If you want to do this tag, please do, just toss your link to it in the comments here so I can check it out. Have a beautiful day, everyone!

Also, toss me a follow over on Goodreads. I’d love to see what everyone is reading!