11 January 2019

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

This historical YA book is on my TBR for the week, and while I haven't gotten to it yet, I'm hoping to maybe, fingers crossed, have time for it this weekend.


First Line: It is not the usual interrogation.

From Page 56: Finally, we find the man we're looking for: William Shakespeare, playwright and part owner of the Globe. ... He's the most famous playwright in London and he looks as if he's just come from mucking stalls.




ABOUT THE BOOK
When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father's mission, and to take it one step further--kill the queen herself. 
Katherine's opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare's newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn't know is that the play is not just a play--it's a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all. 
The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play's leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.

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9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. What an intriguing plot! Great excerpts, too. Here's mine: “BY THE BOOK”

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  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first few lines of Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher. It's such a good book. I'm just beginning chapter 25, so I will share the first line from there.

    "Feeling elated by his day down in the valley, meeting with a financial advisor and a Realtor, Ridley rapped on Jessica's back door."

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚

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  3. Happy Friday!😉

    My first lines come from Restaurant Weeks are Murder by Libby Klein…….

    “I don’t care how good Dr. Oz says it is, I’m not eating vegan cheese.” Aunt Ginny took the last stuffed pheasant off the Fraser fir, wrapped it in tissue paper, and placed it in an old Woolworth’s hat box to store until next Christmas.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!💕

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  4. Hi! Happy Friday.

    I shared the first couple of lines from one of my recent reads, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, on my blog. I loved this book so much and to celebrate its coming release (January 15) I will be sharing the first couple of lines from its prologue chapter here.

    The matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness was for peasants. And she was neither a peasant nor eager to endure a meal with the mongrel heir of House Nyx.

    Hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend!

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  5. I came across this somewhere and was quickly drawn in by the synopsis. Might be a good fit for me. I hope you enjoy it:)

    My Friday 56 from The Haunting Of Henderson Close

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  6. I'm intrigued!!! Happy weekend!

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  7. Happy Friday! Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Marry Me Katie (Whispers in Wyoming Book 7)" by Lisa Prysock:

    "Flight #753 to Rockport Regional, come in Rockport Regional Airport... repeat... requesting permission to make an emergency landing... repeat... Flight #753 requesting permission to make an emergency landing. Low on fuel."

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  8. I'm sharing the first paragraph from a non-fiction book today, Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Here is the line that follows:

    "If his instincts were right, this was a girl who would throw herself headlong into danger."

    Happy Friday!

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  9. I just checked this one out from the library - I hope we'll both enjoy this one. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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