Friday Firsts: The Witches of New York by Ami McKay


Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.

In the dusky haze of evening a ruddy-cheeked newsboy strode along Fifth Avenue proclaiming the future.  “The great Egyptian obelisk is about to land on our shores!  The Brooklyn Bridge set to become the Eighth Wonder of the World!  Broadway soon to glow with electric light!”  In his wake, a crippled man shuffled, spouting prophecies of his own.  “God’s judgement is upon us!  The end of the world is night!”

New York had become a city of astonishments.  Wonders and marvels came so frequent and fast, a day without spectacle was cause for concern.

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay with two covers – which is your favourite (I rather like the first).

My First Impressions

I think that’s a good opener – it sets the scene in a way – to expect anything and everything.  And it made me smile a little with the dire predictions about the end of the world.

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to join in.


6 Responses to “Friday Firsts: The Witches of New York by Ami McKay”

  1. sjhigbee

    I like the cover on the right with the gates. Thank you for sharing…

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ooh, what a great start!

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is an odd one – I’m almost 50% in and I’m not quite sure what’s really going on tbh! But the writing is good so we’ll see how it pans out.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Very intriguing start, indeed! And I agree with your choice of cover: the smoke (?) floating around the bottle is quite a powerful image 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      That cover just really appeals to me for some reason – I do like the other with the stylised gates but the bottle and the smoke just catches my attention more.
      Lynn 😀

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