It’s been a while since either of us did a bookish beginnings and I just picked up a book that I thought would be perfect for this. This meme was created by Rose City Reader. The idea is to post the first sentence or so of the book you’re currently reading. After that you talk about your initial thoughts about the sentence, book or anything to do with that.
I finally started This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. And as soon as I started the book I knew I would love it. So let’s take a look!
Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange letters—and fall in love in this thrilling and romantic book from award-winning authors Amal-El Mohtar and Max Gladstone.
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading.
Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.
Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win that war. That’s how war works. Right?
Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone
Published by Gallery / Saga Press on 16/07/2019
When Red wins, she stands alone.
Blood slicks her hair. She breathes out steam in the last night of this dying world.
I was immediately intrigued when I read this and especially when I read the rest of the page. After reading the first two chapters I knew I would love this book and while I haven’t finished it yet I can’t imagine not rating it high. The authors manage to build a super interesting (and a bit confusing) world in a short time.
I can’t wait to dive back in! After hearing amazing things about this book and knowing it’s only 200 pages I think I will finish this one very quickly. As soon as I read it I will write a review!