First sentence friday #3

Hi guys!
First sentence Friday is a weekly post in which we share the first sentence of our current read, share a few words about the book and our feelings so far. It is a great way to discover new books and stories, in a fun and spoiler free way.

The first sentence

« The frog wasn’t Tala’s fault this time. »

Wicked as you wish, A Hundred Names for Magic #1, Rin Chupeco

The book

When a hidden prince, a girl with secrets, a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, and a legendary firebird come together…something wicked is going down.

Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left encased in ice when the Snow Queen waged war. Its former citizens are now refugees in a world mostly devoid of magic. Which is why the crown prince and his protectors are stuck in…Arizona.

Prince Alexei, the sole survivor of the Avalon royal family, is hiding in a town so boring, magic doesn’t even work there. Few know his secret identity, but his friend Tala is one of them.

A new hope for their abandoned homeland reignites when a famous creature of legend, the Firebird, appears for the first time in decades. Alex and Tala must unite with a ragtag group of new friends to journey back to Avalon for a showdown that will change the world as they know it.

My feelings so far

It is not on my habits to read the synopsis of a book before starting it. I know. Weird. But a lot of people don’t, actually, keeps all the surprise and mysteries. So, of course, I somehow DIDN’T know this was an Arthurian retelling ! (not only tho, it is basically inspired by a lot of fairy tales and myths, like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Cinderella, etc.) And the big Arthurian fangirl I am is more than happy with the story so far. I reach the middle of it and even if it was very long to start (there are a lot of information about the settings, the universe and the magic system to process) I am really caught in the story now.


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