First Lines Friday – 23rd August 2019

First Lines Friday

Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays” this is a weekly meme, that I first saw on Jill’s Book Blog and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

FIRST LINES:

WHEN I WAS BORN, the name for what I was did not exist. They called me nymph, assuming I would be like may mother and aunts and thousand cousins.

Do you recognise which book these lines come from?

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This weeks book is…  

Circe

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft.

When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home.

There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.”

Have you read this book? How did you find it? Let me know down below.


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11 comments

    • I wasn’t sure if I would like this one, but it was really good. Yes the cover is stunning. Hope you enjoy it. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it when you get around to reading it!!

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