First Line Fridays – May 25

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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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Review | Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller

36682619TitleDaughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Published: February 27th 2018

Average Goodreads rating: 4.26

My rating: 5

Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.

When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.  Continue reading

Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

33643994Title: Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller

Publisher: Feiwel Friends

Published: February 28th, 2017

Average Goodreads rating: 4

My rating: 5

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. Continue reading

Review | Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron #1) by Ashley Poston

35181314Title: Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron #1) by Ashley Poston

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Published: February 27, 2018

Average Goodreads rating: 3.93

My rating: 3.5

Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him. Continue reading

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Title: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Publisher: Feiwel Friends

Published: March 6, 2018

Average Goodreads rating: 4.2

My rating: 2.5

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. Continue reading