Happy St. Patrick’s Day (and Friday woooo)!
Truthfully, St. Pat’s makes me nervous. I don’t own a lot of green clothes so I have to dig through my closet every year to make sure I don’t get pinched. Seriously, I’ve had grown men and women (who are not my friends) pinch me because I’m not wearing green. How is this even socially acceptable?! Who does that? People who don’t know the concept of personal boundaries, that’s who.
Anyway, it’s time for First Lines Fridays, hosted by Wandering Words.
Here are the rules (as outlined by Wandering Words):
- 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
Usually I just copy the quote here, but this font is so beautiful I wanted to show you.
Scroll down for more info about the book.
Though Yeva grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory–a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?”
This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2017 and so far I’m really enjoying it!