First Lines Fridays

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Happy Good Friday and Easter Weekend to everyone who celebrates!!!  I’ll have a busy weekend ahead with prepping for my mom’s birthday, but I’m hoping I can go to Disneyland this Sunday for a few hours for my early birthday celebration. My mom’s birthday is 4/4 and mines 4/6 and we’re doing her birthday party on the 15th so there’s still a lot to be done.

Anyway, let’s get to today’s First Lines Fridays pick!

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!
COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT AND BANNER (OR MAKE YOUR OWN!) ABOVE FOR YOUR OWN FIRST LINES FRIDAYS POSTS. MAKE SURE TO COMMENT YOUR FIRST LINES BELOW SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN CHECK THEM OUT!

 

“Hot or cold?”

“Hot, I hate being cold. You know that about me.”

Just the thought made me shiver even though it was the middle of summer, which was probably what prompted Cooper’s question. It was hot. So hot that sweat was beading on the backs of my knees. We had been standing in life for the movie on the back for twenty minutes already, and I was looking forward to when the sun went down and the breeze picked up.

He shook his head. “I do know that, but I mean, would you rather die from freezing to death or overheating?”

“Morbid.” I pursed my lips. “But you’re right, that’s a different question. I’ve heard that dying from being cold is blissful.”

“Who did you hear this from? Are ghosts of people who froze to death visiting you?”

“Yes. Every day. Speaking of, would you rather be cursed with seeing ghosts or zombies?”

 

 

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lovelifelist

PUBLISHED BY HARPER TEEN DECEMBER 26,, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, CONTEMPORARY, ROMANCE
HARDCOVER, 384 pages
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Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings, Abby isn’t going to take any chances.

Which is where the list comes in.

Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list, she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being.

But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.

I absolutely LOVE Kasie’s books. They’re adorable, swoony, and so much fun to read. I always find myself smiling and just in a really happy mood whenever I read her novels,  so I cannot wait to get to this one. Also cannot for Yallwest and see her again!!! She’s so nice and sweet.

Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!

sincerelykarenjo2

 

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First Lines Fridays

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Yasss to making it to Friday! Now it’s time for another First Lines Fridays so let’s get to it.

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!
COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT AND BANNER (OR MAKE YOUR OWN!) ABOVE FOR YOUR OWN FIRST LINES FRIDAYS POSTS. MAKE SURE TO COMMENT YOUR FIRST LINES BELOW SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN CHECK THEM OUT!

 

In three weeks, Noemi Vidal will die — here, in this very place.

Today is just practice.

Noemi wants to pray like the other soldiers she hears around her. The soft ebb and swell of their whispers sounds like waves against the short. Zero-G even makes it look as if they’re underwater — their hair fanning out from their heads, their booted feet swaying out from their launch harnesses as if caught by the tide. Only the dark star field outside the few small windows reveals how far they are from home.

 

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defythestars

 Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers April 4, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Paperback, Hardcover 503
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She’s a soldier — Noemi Vidal is willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis, including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine — Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel’s advanced programming has begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.

This book has been on my TBR for almost a year now and I still haven’t gotten to it. I remember thinking the premise sounded really intriguing and so much fun. Interstellar war, thrilling space adventure, and enemies to lovers stories — Yup, I’m totally on board. Guess, it’s taking me quite a long while to actually jump on the ship. BUT, that may just change. Last week, a surprise book mail came and I received an ARC of the sequel, Defy the Worlds!! It was totally unexpected and I didn’t even know how I got it, but I’m sooooo happy and excited! Hoping to binge this really really soon.

Have you read this book yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

sincerelykarenjo2

 

First Lines Fridays

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Hello again fellow book lovers! Time for another First Lines Fridays so let’s get to it.

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!
COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT AND BANNER (OR MAKE YOUR OWN!) ABOVE FOR YOUR OWN FIRST LINES FRIDAYS POSTS. MAKE SURE TO COMMENT YOUR FIRST LINES BELOW SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN CHECK THEM OUT!

 

I desperately wanted a broken heart. I wanted to experience that infamous intensity of emotion that had inspired beautiful prose since the beginning of time. I wanted a beauty and the tragedy of it all. I wanted to feel it because I loved every single part of being alive. I wanted the absolute confirmation of humanity and life in which only an emotion as powerful as heartbreak could validate.

In order for a heart to break, of course, there first must be love. And ultimately, that’s what I wanted.

I didn’t just want a love with the capability to rip me apart. I wanted that love to prove it.

 

 

 

 

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soulfullofstars

Independently Published August 22, 2017 

Paperback, First Edition, 347 pages

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“I’m the sweat pooling between your shoulder blades, the sheets tangled among your calves, the tongue at your collarbone, and the sigh caught between your lips. I am everything you dream about when waking, aching.”

I sent that poetic sext to a complete stranger.
And you know what the best part is?
He sent one back.

This is the story of what happens when a spark ignites and stars collapse. When words are heartbeats and poetry is a promise.

This is Sonnet Cole’s story, and it’s just the beginning.

This book sounds so incredibly swoony and super cute. Those few lines already has me completely intrigued about what the story is going to be. I absolutely cannot wait when I finally get to this. A Soul Full of Stars is written by one of my dear blogger friends, Bree Lauren,  over at In Love & Words. When I found out she wrote a book and I read the little blurb, I knew it would be something I’d LOVE so I immediately went to Amazon to buy my copy. Hopefully, I can cuddle with this pretty next month. I have quite a few more books I need to read for blog tours and reviews.

If you’re not following BREE just yet, then go right now and check out her gorgeous blog. She writes amazing reviews and I always end up adding plenty books on my never-ending TBR because of her. LOL


Will you be adding this book on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!!!

sincerelykarenjo2