First Chapter, First Paragraph: A Curse So Dark and Lonely

This book meme is hosted by Yvonne: book bloggers share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon. This week’s excerpt is from A Curse so Dark and Lonely. 

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First Chapter:

“There is blood under my fingernails. I wonder how many of my people I’ve killed this time.
I thrust my hands into the barrel beside the stables. The ice-cold water bites at my skin, but the blood clings. I shouldn’t bother, because it will all be gone in an hour anyway, but I hate this. The blood. The not knowing.”

I’ve been post-poning this read for a week now. I don’t want to be disappointed, and frankly, I want something that is quick to read. I think I’d end up reading this slowly– the writing sounds amazing!



What do you think? Would you keep reading? 

Author: Cal's Reading Corner

HSIE teacher from Sydney, Australia.

16 thoughts on “First Chapter, First Paragraph: A Curse So Dark and Lonely”

  1. I actually just finished this. I had super low expectations because I have been super slumpy lately but I’m also not a huge fan of romance plots. But this book surprised me and grabbed my attention really quickly.

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      1. I dont have my review live just yet but I will soon. I think it was a brilliant way to retell beauty and the beast! Felt original yet familiar and was so much better than I thought. It was a solid 4 star for me and one of very few books that have captivated me in this terrible slump.

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