Friday Firsts: The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire

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.    This week I’m reading The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire

the-winter-longThe woods were dark, filled with strange shadows.  They twisted and swirled independent of any light source, making the space beneath the towering sequoias look treacherous and wild.  Not much in the way of illumination could trickle all the way down through the tightly-laced branches to ground level; the few streaks of moonlight that had managed to reach us were washed out and thin, managing to seem almost darker than having no light at all.  Everything was permeated by the smell of redwood sap and the sea.

We had arrived as a group, May, Jazz and Quentin packed into the backseat like sardines, me behind the wheel, and Tybalt sitting rigidly next to me.  He didn’t really like cars under the best of circumstances.  He liked them even less when there were multiple other passengers, since that meant he couldn’t respond to an accident by yanking everyone safely onto the Shadow Roads.  Call it a quirk brought on by being several hundred years older than the internal combustion engine.

My First Impressions

Yes!  I am so ready to read this book – everyone keeps saying this is ‘the one’!  Super excited.  And straight away we’re into the story – into the dark woods!!  Oooh, *wiggles fingers*.

What you reading this Friday??

*The above excerpt was taken from an advanced reader copy and it is possible that the final version may have further changes.

8 Responses to “Friday Firsts: The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire”

  1. Eric Klingenberg

    What a great idea, I might do this when I next start a new on.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, you should join in. It’s a good way to give the book you’re reading a bit more of a spotlight.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Danya @ Fine Print

    I love the fact that Tybalt is afraid of riding in the car, it brings him down among us mere mortals! Hahaha.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I just said exactly the same thing – makes him more real! 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    This is the book where much changes, and where you will find some earth-shattering revelations… I look forward to following your journey through it!
    And yes, Tybalt and his distrust of cars will feature often from now on… Poor Tybalt! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I”m glad that Tybalt at least has one fear! It makes him seem almost real – as real as cait said he – king of the fae cats can be that is.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The readalong will be caught before long 🙂

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