For weeks now I entered what my friend Joe @Storey of Stories imagined as brand new meme called “First Impression”.

It’s a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only two sentences in the book, a chapter or two , maybe a little farther.  The goal is to  give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.  It will be fun to go back to this post once you’ll have finished the book! Did you think you’d love it and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you right all along?

Ladies and gents today I am over the moon!!!!!

I got an ARC of my most awaited reads of  2018 with Shatter Me by Tahere Mafi and Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare. Today I began “Bright We Burn” by Kiersten White, third book in The Conquerors Saga!

I began the book today and did not read much as I had to:


-run to enroll my son in his future school after high school (he still have to succeed in some exams but it’s a move in the right direction);

-rush to the phone operator shop to solve my son’s problem (he could not phone nor get calls since one month);



What I’ve read so far has me delighted!

I am back in Wallachia with Lada! She is the Prince and has all the boyars killed as they’ve been complacent in the past. She is less like a dracula and more like a Robin Hood (only…more savage and extreme).

Radu is rushing back to Constantinople at Mehmed’s command (I wish he would let Mehmed’s down but only time will tell).


Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it?

Lada’s rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won’t rest until everyone knows that her country’s borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed’s peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince.

But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose to him so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister’s indomitable will. Only by destroying everything that came before–including her relationships–can Lada truly build the country she wants.

Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

I predict a 5 stars! Let’s meet in one week shall we?


Last week’s First Impression was about Moonlight Seduction by Jennifer L Armentrout and I predicted a 4 stars. It’s been somewhere between 4 and 4,5 stars.

Click on the graphic to read my review.


What are your first impressions?

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Today’s first lines come from “Getting Schooled” by Emma Chase

    “Every town has its stories.  The urban legends, history and heroes. that set it apart from the surrounding areas.  Lakeside, New Jersey, population 8,437, has some real winners.”

    This was a truly fabulous second chance romance with some really laugh out loud moments of the inner workings of a high school teachers and students.

    I’m featuring lines from Alexis Anne’s new release “Come For Me, Darling” on my blog today. Hope you can stop by.