Sunday, September 7, 2014

In Anticipation: Sept 2014

A Creature of Moonlight - Rebecca Hahn
A stunning debut novel about a girl who is half dragon, half human, and wholly herself.

As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile-but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her.

Fans of Bitterblue and Seraphina will be captured by A Creature of Moonlight, with its richly layered storytelling and the powerful choices its strong heroine must make.

First Lines: August, 2014

The first words you read can often set the tone for the entire story.  I thought it would be fun to keep track of the first lines of the books I read each month and share them with you.  Below are the first lines for all the books I read in August.

Welcome to the Dark House by Laure Faria Stolarz
"It's Saturday afternoon, and I'm sitting in Dr. Donna's office."

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco
"I am where dead children go."

How to Fall by Jane Casey
"Freya ran"

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
"Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family."

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
"My breath is quick."

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
"Lindsey and I left her portable speakers in her backyard shed last week, during the thunderstorm."

Woah, this one completely got away from me.  With the start of the school season I have been a very bad blogger.  So, better late than never.  My favorite first line in August was The Girl From The Well.  I love the mystery and sadness of that line.

My least favorite line was How to Fall.  Blech.  Boring.