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Every Tuesday, I share the first paragraph(s) of what I am currently reading and/or will soon be reading.
First up is a historical cozy mystery series, inspired by the novels of Jane Austen ( <3 ):
A Useful Woman (Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1); Darcie Wilde
Berkeley - 2016
When the Dance Finishes Early
LONDON, FEBRUARY 15, 1812
When she told the story afterward, Rosalind would say the noise woke her up. The truth was, however, she had never actually been asleep.
She'd come home unusually early from the Wednesday ball at Almack's. She'd been tempted to stay, but if she did, she knew she'd have blurted out her secret. As it was, she feared she'd given herself away.
The next book is a very different kind of story, a YA thriller I got from NetGalley:
The Assassin Game; Kirsty McKay
Sourcebooks Fire - 2016
It is about 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won't. When I finally hear the click of the latch on my dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before they're on me.
And finally, an African-influenced YA fantasy novel that I just bought:
Zahrah the Windseeker; Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
HMH Books for Young Readers - 2005
My name is Zahrah Tsami. This is my story. As many of you may know (and some of you may not, for who knows how far this book has come), I decided to write this book because of the stupid photos published in the Ooni Inquirer. Anyone who would stalk two innocent teenagers, hide in a tree, and take pictures of them really needs to question his or her job. That's not journalism. Yes, it was Dari and me in those photos. Yes, I can fly. No, I am not a witch, a jinni, or a ghost posing as my living self. I am a Windseeker. My story will tell you what really happened. And no matter where you're from, I want you to understand it well.
What do you think? Keep reading all three? Which one catches your interest the most?