FRIDAY FIRSTS: Once a Witch #Meme


Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes

Blogger Meme: Friday Firsts

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The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.

  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
  • Link back to Well-Read Reviews in your blog entry.
  • Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your direct link to Mr. Linky! ** Very important!

That’s it

Here is my Friday Firsts: Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (ISBN: 978-0-547-22399-5) 292 pages.

I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it.

I thought the first sentence was nicely written and pulled me in enough to continue reading. It was nice to be able to read about a different paranormal character besides vampires and werewolves!

Synopsis: (Taken from

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin’s magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

Graphic: Thank you to Tara for the graphics! (And Cara for suggesting that she make some!)

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1 Comment
  1. Lady Quinlan says

    That’s a great first line! Sounds like a book I would enjoy!

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