First Line Friday #14 – A New Release I Can’t Wait to Read!

Hi everyone! First Line Friday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. As someone who rarely judges books by their covers but who loooooves choosing their next book by reading the first lines, of course I want to join!

So… Let’s go! Read the first lines below and try to guess what book it is!

“I open the back door to get the dogs out, and Nadua’s got her gardening shears buried like a knife in one of my fiancé’s wings.
Today turning out to be a shitshow isn’t a huge surprise. Every morning, I pull a card from my tarot deck to get an idea of what the day stretched out in front of me might hold. It’s the one piece of magic I let myself dabble in, besides the scars. This morning, I pulled Death, reversed.”

The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon
The Witch King cover

To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound.

Wyatt would give anything to forget where he came from—but a kingdom demands its king.

In Asalin, fae rule and witches like Wyatt Croft…don’t. Wyatt’s betrothal to his best friend, fae prince Emyr North, was supposed to change that. But when Wyatt lost control of his magic one devastating night, he fled to the human world.

Now a coldly distant Emyr has hunted him down. Despite transgender Wyatt’s newfound identity and troubling past, Emyr has no intention of dissolving their engagement. In fact, he claims they must marry now or risk losing the throne. Jaded, Wyatt strikes a deal with the enemy, hoping to escape Asalin forever. But as he gets to know Emyr, Wyatt realizes the boy he once loved may still exist. And as the witches face worsening conditions, he must decide once and for all what’s more important—his people or his freedom.

Why this book?

I know I’ve mentioned The Witch King already, but it was released on Tuesday and I’m so!!! excited!!! I MEAN: To save a fae kingdom, a trans witch must face his traumatic past and the royal fiancé he left behind. This debut YA fantasy will leave you spellbound. Sounds perfect to me to be honest. If I wasn’t currently obsessed reading alllllll the books from the Big Bad Wolf series, I would have started it right away – I’m definitely reading it this weekend, though.

Have you read it? What did you think?

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