Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. A couple of Fridays a month, I will share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am currently reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
When I saw Tamie’s post for Kristen Ashley’s new release for Midnight Soul, I was intrigued. I was completely unaware that Kristen wrote any paranormal romance books, which is totally my thing! I immediately purchased the first book in the Fantasyland series, called Wildest Dreams.
Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime.
But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.
Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.
But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.
Chapter One – Love is Everything
“You are sure?” Valentine asked in her soft, throaty, sing-song New Orleans accented voice.
I was sure. Heck yeah, I was sure.
I could not wait.
“Finnie,” my friend Claudia hissed from my side, and I looked from Valentine to Claudia to see Claudia looked pale and alarmed. “This is crazy,” she went on then elaborated. “Crazier than when you bungee jumped. Crazier than when you jumped from a plane. Crazier than when you swam with the sharks. Crazier–“
I cut her off, saying through a smile, “I didn’t swim with the sharks. They just crashed the party.”
So I just started reading this book today actually, and this Finnie person sounds a little nuts, but she seems to like adventure, so we will see….My initial thought on Finnie is that she reminds me of Elsa, from Frozen, and the setting of her adventure is on the wintery side as well. LOL!
If there is anyone who has read this series, please share with me your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!!