Friday Meme’s ~Rosemarked
Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.
A healer who cannot be healed . . .
When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.
A soldier shattered by war . . .
Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.
Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.
This smart, sweeping fantasy with a political edge and a slow-burning romance will capture fans of The Lumatere Chronicles and An Ember in the Ashes.
So I am about a hundred pages in and both the MC’s have finally met and so I hope it picks up as it’s been a little draggy and slow.
A bitter film of ziko root coats the inside of my mouth. I run my tongue over my palate to rub out the taste, though I know it won’t work.
It’s an interesting start.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday Teaser but you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.
I feel a twinge that I tell myself isn’t envy. I love Leora dearly, and she deserves all the happiness that’s coming to her. I say it silently to myself, and then I repeat it again.
I do feel sorry for Zivah as she has been rosemarked and pretty much an outcast and won’t get to have the life her sisters will so I can see her being a bit envious.
Taken from page 56 of the ARC so subject to change.
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.
Do you do collaborations with brands or other bloggers? Which collaboration was your favorite and why?
I do a buddy read post once a month with my bookish bff who has a blog. It’s called Two Bloggers, One Book. I also do post for Grace Hills Media to help them promote films, not sure if that is a collaboration or not…lol. 🙂