- Some Lines Saturday - February 20th 2021 -
Some Lines Saturday is my weekly feature for all you bookworms out there in need a little inspiration.
I have been posting these over on Instagram for a while but decided to further my reach.
Each Saturday I will attempt to hook you in by posting some lines from a book that I recommend for you all to read, this way I can allow the story to grab you with the magic of its opening lines rather then an eye grabbing cover or a catchy blurb adorning the back.
Then I will reveal the book and include purchase links at the end.
My chosen lines of this week's chosen book are. . .
Magic is the first sin. It must be bound
Manda and Anna looked at each other with, a similar excitement jumping between their eyes. Minus twenty, minus twenty-one. . .
'Mum says we're lucky we have access to so much knowledge,' Rowan said. 'That during the Dark Times witches had to bury it much deeper. Its was too dangerous to put down in books. They hid it away instead, in folk songs, nursery rhymes, tarot cards, works of art . . . our secrets are everywhere.'
'Are there librarians that work down here?' asked Anna. Minus twenty-five, minus twenty-six. . . How deep are we going?
'No' said Effie. 'No one works down here. For that reason, it can be dangerous, just don't stray to deep.'
The excitement In Manda's eyes had now turned to fear.
Minus twenty-nine, minus thirty. . . The display went blank but the lift kept hurtling downwards until it stopped suddenly with a dull thump. It pinged open and several books fell in front of the doors. Stepping out, Anna wondered how it had managed to arrive at all. The lift appeared to be embedded in books. The doors shut and it was no longer possible to see where it had been at all.
The room ahead of them was dimly lit and full of swirling dust. Anna's eyes took a moment to adjust. She looked down at her feet and saw they were standing upon. . . books.. . . a patchwork of covers and pages, puddles and streams of words, compacted with footprints and dust.
She lifted her gaze. The room around her was vast - corridors of books spread out around them as if they herein the centre of a wheel, spokes extending in all directions. Faded light trickled through some of the corridors while seemed to swallow the light whole. Anna looked more closely at the shelves and realised that while they held books, they were also made out of books - stacks and stacks of them - forming the spines and ribs of each shelf. She tilted her head further again - it was hard to make out the ceiling, it was so far away. It was formed of books too, tightly knitted together, but some were falling loose, dripping pages and words over their heads.
'Watch out for the loose ones,' said Attis, smiling at her face. She wasn't even sure what expression she was pulling. 'Its all books . . . everything . . .'
She lifted a foot and saw she'd scuffed the pages beneath it, crumpling the words. More books than she'd ever seen, that she'd ever been able to comprehend. It was beyond wonderful. The room was dark and crowded and heavy with words and yet Anna felt herself lifted, freed by the worlds waiting to be discovered all around her - the old, damp, dusty secret scents oddly comforting and strangely delightful.
There was no floorpan, no categories for the maze surrounding them. Only one sign, which appeared also to be made out of books. It read:
'A story, a story, let it come, let it go.
And the book is . . . .
ThreadNeedle by Cari Thomas
How's your weekend looking?
More importantly, how stunning is this proof copy??
I literally finished this book last night and was up until 3 am as I just couldn't put it down.
I absolutely loved all of the characters and the way the author describes the magic that is performed and the individuality of all the characters that by the end you are desperate for the next instalment in this brand new series...
The lines I've chosen for you today are from the chapter where Anna, Effie, Manda, Rowan and Attis all head to the British Library in London to search the magical depths for a spell that will stop something that is causing them all irritation. It will be there first genuine spell as a new coven. The Coven of The Dark Moon. 🌙
So, have I tempted you???
Thank you so much HarperVoyager for this stunning Debut, I am totally hooked and a huge wannabe member of the coven ;)
✨Publication date is May 27th (preorder below)
Heres the synopsis 🌙
Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic.
‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end …’
Anna’s Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences.
Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever.
Until she meets Effie and Attis.
They open her eyes to a London she never knew existed. A shop that sells memories. A secret library where the librarian feeds off words. A club where revellers lose themselves in a haze of spells.
But as she is swept deeper into this world, Anna begins to wonder if her Aunt was right all along.
Is her magic a gift … or a curse?
How amazing does this story sound?
Does this sound like a book you would love to read?
Have I tempted you enough with the 'most anticipated debut fantasy release of the year'
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Have a great weekend
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