First Line Fridays | December 14

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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 | Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant

34523174Title: Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant

Publisher: Orbit

Published: November 14th, 2017

Read as: Library copy

Average Goodreads rating: 4.06

My rating: 5

Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.

Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Continue reading

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

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

WWW Wednesday – March 7

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading