First Line Friday #16

Sooo… it’s been a couple of weeks… Not my fault! The power was out last Friday! But it’s been a few weeks nonetheless, since last I participated in a First Line Friday.

First Line Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers (formerly) hosted by Wandering Words, but I saw it over at One Book More.

What if instead of judging a book by the cover, author or most everything else, we judged it by its content? Its first lines?

If you want to join in, all you gotta do is:

📚 Take a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open it 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!

Here are the first lines:

Even as the only home Charlie had ever known burned to the ground, he couldn’t bring himself to regret it. His plan had worked and that’s what mattered.

D’you know what book it’s from? Look at the pretty book pics while you think about it…

Annnd the book is 🥁🥁…  The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam!!

(Didja guess it??)

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam

SERIES: The Otherworlds (Book #1)

LENGTH: 350 pages

GENRES: Fantasy, YA, Fiction

PUBLISHER: Laurel Ink Press

RELEASE DATE: 16 May 2023

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Charlie ‘Tootles’ Tulane risked everything to break the spell binding the lost boys to Pan and escape Neverland. Now seventeen and living in 1923 London, Charlie’s freedom from the land of Faerie has never felt better. But even the noblest of actions have consequences. Neverland demands a leader, and without one, chaos spills into the mortal world.

Spending his nights as an amateur boxer, Charlie meets the ‘Bright Young Things’ of London’s upper class. Part of that group is Evie, a girl whose ravings about mermaids abducting her sister got her sent to an asylum. Now that she’s back among polite society, Evie’s under strict orders from her mother to avoid any further scandal and to attract a suitable match. But that proves difficult when Evie’s friend and confidant from Faerie turns demanding and sinister, forcing her into a deal she can’t refuse: In exchange for locating Pan’s lost relics of power, the Fae will return the one thing Evie wants most.

When Charlie learns his past betrayals set off a chain reaction resulting in the abduction of Evie’s sister, the two must return to the place of Charlie’s nightmares in an attempt to set things right. But this time, the price for rectitude might prove too steep for either one of them to pay.

As always, thank you so much for reading, and have an excellent day/night!

See ya ~Mar

WWW Wednesday: 5/24

This past weekend. Ugh, this past weekend. I’m not gonna get into it, but there were a ton of unfortunate events that occurred, that led to other stuff. I can’t really talk about it, cuz there’s a very toxic person involved, and I’m not sure if they read my blog or not. But I thought you guys deserved to know why I’ve been MIA the past several days. Sorry about that.

Anyway, WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme that used to be hosted at A Daily Rhythm, but has been taken over by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Now, without further ado, let’s get into the 3 Ws!

The 3 Ws of WWW Wednesday:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


The Thing I’m Still Reading

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

CURRENT STATUS: 10% (ugh, I haven’t had any time to read courtesy of the thing)

CURRENT FEELS: 🤔 (considering, so-so) (I’m waiting for the story to pick up, I’ve heard it starts off a bit slow)


The Thing I Most Recently Finished Reading

The Frugal Wizard's Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson

The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson

★★★★☆ • 4 / 5


The Thing I Might Read Next

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam


Thank you all so much for reading, and have an amazing day/night! Again, I’m so sorry for disappearing for a few days.

See ya ~Mar

WWW Wednesday: 5/17

So, last week was once again a bit of a bust. Ugh, there goes my reading roll. And even though there are some books that just aren’t meant to be at the moment, as I’ve changed my mind, I hope to get around to them eventually.

Anyway, WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme that used to be hosted at A Daily Rhythm, but has been taken over by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Now, without further ado, let’s get into the 3 Ws!

The 3 Ws of WWW Wednesday:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


The Thing I’m Currently Reading

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

CURRENT STATUS: 10%

CURRENT FEELS: 🤔 (considering, so-so) (I’m waiting for the story to pick up, I’ve heard it starts off a bit slow)


The Thing I Most Recently Finished Reading

The Frugal Wizard's Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson

The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson

★★★★☆ • 4 / 5


The Thing I Might Read Next

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam


Thank you so much for reading, and have an amazing day/night!

See ya ~Mar

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “The Never Heir”

There’s a book that’s coming out in a couple of weeks that I’m very excited for, so I thought I’d participate in another Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings (and was previously hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where it was known as Waiting on Wednesday) to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. They’re usually books that have not yet been released.

This week’s book is:

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam!

It’s a YA book coming out that is somewhat based on Peter Pan, as well as the start of a new series, each centering on an old story in some way. I love retellings and books based on older tales, so this novel seems right up my alley.

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam

The Never Heir by Courtney Millecam

SERIES: The Otherworlds (Book #1)

LENGTH: 350 pages

GENRES: Fantasy, YA, Fiction

PUBLISHER: Laurel Ink Press

RELEASE DATE: 16 May 2023

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Charlie ‘Tootles’ Tulane risked everything to break the spell binding the lost boys to Pan and escape Neverland. Now seventeen and living in 1923 London, Charlie’s freedom from the land of Faerie has never felt better. But even the noblest of actions have consequences. Neverland demands a leader, and without one, chaos spills into the mortal world.

Spending his nights as an amateur boxer, Charlie meets the ‘Bright Young Things’ of London’s upper class. Part of that group is Evie, a girl whose ravings about mermaids abducting her sister got her sent to an asylum. Now that she’s back among polite society, Evie’s under strict orders from her mother to avoid any further scandal and to attract a suitable match. But that proves difficult when Evie’s friend and confidant from Faerie turns demanding and sinister, forcing her into a deal she can’t refuse: In exchange for locating Pan’s lost relics of power, the Fae will return the one thing Evie wants most.

When Charlie learns his past betrayals set off a chain reaction resulting in the abduction of Evie’s sister, the two must return to the place of Charlie’s nightmares in an attempt to set things right. But this time, the price for rectitude might prove too steep for either one of them to pay.

Thank you so much for reading, and have an awesome day/night!

See ya ~Mar