Category Archives: First Impression

First Impressions- Blood Magic (The Blood Journals) *Possible Spoilers*

Blood Magic

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Title: Blood Magic

Author: Tessa Gratton

Original Book Description

A natural next-read for fans of Stephanie Meyer, Carrie Jones, and Becca Fitzpatrick who like their paranormal romances dark and disturbing. Instead of mythical creatures, blood magic has everything to do with primal human desires like power, wealth, and immortality. Everywhere Silla Kennicott turns she sees blood. She can’t stop thinking about her parents alleged murder-suicide. She is consumed by a book filled with spells that arrives mysteriously in the mail. The spells share one common ingredient: blood, and Silla is more than willing to cast a few. What’s a little spilled blood if she can uncover the truth? And then there’s Nick–the new guy at school who makes her pulse race. He has a few secrets of his own and is all too familiar with the lure of blood magic. Drawn together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick must find out who else in their small Missouri town knows their secret and will do anything to take the book and magic from Silla.(Source: Amazon)

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First Impressions- Call of the Herald (Godsland Series: Book One)

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Title: Call of the Herald (Godsland Series: Book One)

Author: Brian Rathbone

Original Book Description

Book One of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Echoes of the ancients’ power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind’s deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. (Amazon)

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First Impression – Legon Awakening: Book One in the Legon Series by Nicholas Taylor

Title: Legon Awakening: Book One in the Legon Series

Author: Nicholas Taylor

Original Book Description

Set in a world that is not our own, Legon Awakening takes you through an epic journey into a land full of wonderment, illusion, and innovation.

Legon is a simple young man in the small town of Salmont, a town in the center of the Empire that few know about and even fewer care about. All he wishes to do is to start his own butcher shop and take care of his adopted sister and family. Legon is not from Salmont and echoes from his parents past are coming up to haunt him. Legon finds himself being caught in the war that claimed his biological parents lives and now threatens everything he has. He must flee from everything he knows and journey to land of his ancestors to keep all that he loves safe.

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First Impression

You should never judge a book by its cover…Judge it by its first chapter! Yep, those first few pages are the most important ones.  They give readers a sense of what the book is about and will either help the book sink or swim.  That’s why I created this category called First Impression for my blog. So how does this work?

I will read the first chapter of a book and review it based on my impression of it.   (The ranking that I came up with is only for the first chapter and does not reflect the book’s overall quality.)

Ranking based on a scale of 1-5.

1- Dreadful. The chapter was extremely difficult to read and had many errors within it.

2- Bad. The chapter was better but still had error and was boring.

3- Good. The chapter was okay but had a few dull spots.

4- Great. The chapter was enjoyable to read.

5- Excellent. Did not want to put the book down.

Each review will end with a Final Verdict.

Final Verdict:

The First Page: 1-5

Characters: 1-5

1- Very 1 dimensional characters, 5-Characters are fleshed out and real.

Plot: 1-5

1-Very boring plot that does not flow well and is not believable, 5- Amazing plot that keeps me wanting to read more.

Would I continue reading it? Yes/No (Not part of the ranking)
Would I recommend it? Yes/No (Not part of the ranking)

Overall Impression: 1-5