*First Line Friday- 1/3/20* Nameless Queen- Rebecca McLaughlin

28173303One girl must make a name for herself–or die trying –in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Perfect for fans of Furyborn, Red Queen, and Everless.

Everyone expected the king’s daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.

It shouldn’t even be possible. I’m Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don’t even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.

But there’s no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don’t?

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“I wake up the same way I fell asleep: knife in hand, boots for a pillow, and Nameless.”

*Arc Review* All Your Perfects- Colleen Hoover

“When you meet someone who is good for you, they won’t fill you with insecurities by focusing on your flaws. They’ll fill you with inspiration, because they’ll focus on all the best parts of you.”

I’m such a sucker when it comes to books written by Colleen Hoover. Her books bring so many emotions out of me that her book is the only one I can think about for awhile. This one kind of disappointed me.

Bits and pieces of this book filled me with joy and right after it would drag be below the water and I lost interest. It was a back and forth pull with me eventually losing in the end.

Hoover knows how to write a story where it feels like you were punched in the gut and you’re breathless. I just wish that this one followed in its footsteps.

Graham and Quinn’s relationship is anything but normal. They met under strange circumstances but they knew that nothing would stand in their way of being together. We get alternating chapters between now and then. How they came to be and how their life together now weathers the storm. And I loved that aspect of the story. The Then was the best part of this book. The Now bugged me more than I wanted to admit.

CoHo is such a fantastic writer and I will recommend her books to anyone that’s willing to listen to me gush about her books. This one I would hold off on.

In the end we must ask ourselves, What are your perfects?