Dedication Spotlight: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

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Words from Books

macadam

/məˈkadəm/
noun

  1. broken stone of even size used in successively compacted layers for surfacing roads and paths, and typically bound with tar or bitumen
To start the game, one team joined hands and stretched out in a line across the macadam playground.

– Cynthia Voigt, Orfe, page 11

First Lines Fridays: October 12, 2018

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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!

First Lines:

“Heads up,” a loud voice called from my right. I looked up just in time to see a football smack me right between the eyes.

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Mini-Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington

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Rating:  ★★★☆☆ – liked it

This book might have had a higher rating, but the romance keeps it at only 3 stars. I did enjoy the book and the murder mystery plot was interesting, but the writing of the romance was clumsy, in my opinion, especially towards the second half of the book.

Overall, I’d call this a good, quick read, bordering on fluff.

Words from Books

twee

/twē/
adjective

  1. excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental
Lately Angelie’s been acting nastier about a lot of things, and once or twice she’s told me flat out that something I’m wearing is way too twee, even though for as long as we’ve been dressing like this, that’s kind of been the whole point.

– Brenna Yovanoff, Paper Valentine, page 50

First Lines Fridays: October 5, 2018

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!

First Lines:

My dress is black and itchy and I hate it. I want to peel it off and I want to kick Aunt Ellen for making me wear it.

Did the quote pique your interest? View this book on Goodreads!