Friday, March 13, 2015
Friday Linkups: Shadow Spell
It's Friday linkup time! I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.
This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
What is more important to you when you are deciding to read a book?'
While I love a pretty cover and a good title will make me give a book a second look what really makes me want to read the book is the blurb. If that doesn't grab me than the other 2 don't matter. The only exception is when it's an author whose work I love. Then all it takes it the author's name on the cover.
Mists spiraled up from the water like breath as Eamon rowed the little boat. The sun shed pale, cool light as it woke from the night's rest and set morning birds to their chorus. He heard the cock crow, so arrogant and important, and the bleating of sheep as they cropped their way across the green fields."
The book starts on a flashback as most of the book happens in present day. We didn't get to know much about the original brother in the first book so I'm glad to see a little more of him now. Having a little boy myself make this part a little heart wrenching.
From Page 56:
"A fine thing it was to give someone the lingering glow of memories. Connor did his best to do the same with his final client of the day - but nothing would quite reach the heights of Taylor and his da from America."
I'm a bit past this part but I liked the quote. In the first book Connor comes off as a good guy but a little shallow. The first part of this book kind of fleshes out his character so that we understand him better.
So what do you think? Keep reading? And what makes a book make it off your TBR and actually onto the Currently Reading?