First Line Fridays: “The Storm Crow” by Kalyn Josephson

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

I’ve been a fantasy binge lately. I recently finished Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also started listening to the audiobook of Julie Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox and, tell you what, the narration and production are just amazing. I’m truly having the best time with my books right now.

I’m going to be sharing the first few lines from my other current read. In keeping with my recent reading craving, it’s also a fantasy and features magic, crows and warring kingdoms.


I was a storm. Adrenaline ripped through my veins like lightning as I leaned close to the body of my crow, preparing to execute a dive. Iyla’s warm, steady heat kept me grounded, even hundreds of feet in the air. Cold wind whipped tendrils of hair free from my braid, nipping at the skin around my goggle and stealing my breath.




I’m only 57% through this book so I can’t give you much about it yet, but the worldbuilding is luscious. And the villain? I just want to clock her, so that says something.

The Storm Crow releases July 9. Meanwhile, my review of Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon is scheduled to be published tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.

Alright, that’s it for me today. Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy reading!



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9 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “The Storm Crow” by Kalyn Josephson

  1. joyofreadingweb says:

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett. This wonderful story releases on June 16. It takes place in Yellowstone National Park in 1933. Swing on by and check out the first line!


  2. thebeccafiles says:

    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma but I’m currently reading Britfield & the Lost Crown by C.R. Stewart so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (13) here: “Thirty minutes later, Tom and Sarah enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate, along with a tray of desserts including Bakewell tarts, Eccles cakes, treacle pudding and crème brulee.” Sounds appetizing! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂


  3. Beth Erin says:

    Happy readerly Friday! I’m reading a new book right now!
    “Just let go. The breeze lifted Lane Kent’s auburn hair from the back of her neck.”
    Living Lies by Natalie Walters


  4. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    On my blog, I’m featuring A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears. Since it’s my current read, I will share the first line in Chapter Nine, which is where I left off: “You want me to cut all of this?” I hope your weekend is relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable!


  5. Caitlin H says:

    Happy Friday!

    I don’t read fantasy books, but The Storm Crow looks interesting.

    This week, I’m featuring Colleen Coble’s The Lightkeeper’s Bride on my blog. I’m also reading A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer set in 1898 Alaska. I’m going to share the opening line: “Not once in all of her twenty-one years had Lizzie Dawson seen a moose behind her cabin.”

    Hope you have a nice weekend 🙂


  6. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Happy Friday! I just read the first two books in Morgan L. Busse’s fantasy series The Ravenwood Saga, so a fantasy with crows might be an interesting follow up. I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s Ever Faithful on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:

    “What have you done now?” Nate kept his voice low as he tightened his fingers around his kid brother’s collar and glanced down the rain-darkened Brooklyn alley.”


  7. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line is from The Number of Love by Roseanna White:
    London, England 1917
    The numbers marched across the page in a glory all their own.
    Fabulous book as expected.


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