First impression friday! (5 October)

This meme was created by Joe from JW Martin – Storeys of stories!

The rules (they are inspired by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm’s version!):

  • Read first chapter (or chapters if they are short)
  • Give my ‘first impression’
  • Predict my rating
  • After finishing it, compare the results 🙂 (If I started a book but not finished it yet, it will be included in the next post).


I will do this once every two weeks, to give myself some time to finish the books!


The tiger’s daughter – K Arsenault Rivera:

First impressions:

This book started of really good! The first chapter was really interesting! I did not finish the second chapter before I wrote this since that one was really long (40 pages!!). So far the world sounds really interesting, and I expect it to become even more interesting! Right now I would predict I would give this book 5 stars!

After reading:

I ended up giving this book 4 stars. This book switched between long and short chapters. The long chapters were told as if the main character was reading a letter, which described things they did together. So the sentences would be like ‘you said..’, and that confused me at times. But for the rest this book is really good, and has F-F representation!


Sea witch – Sarah Hemming:

First impressions:

When I write this I listened to the first 3 chapters, and I was considering relistening to those chapters, because I did not understand a thing (I ended up listening again but at a lower speed). If the book would continue being so confusing I think I will DNF the book or force myself to continue reading it and give it 2 stars or something,

After reading:

Wow, what was I wrong! The first three chapters were really hard, since you get thrown into a story without any explanation. But after that it became way better! I absolutely love the original twist this book took on the fairy tale (the little mermaid). There were many unexpected turns, and I always love being surprised by a story! Since I really loved this book I rated it 4.5 stars!


When a scot ties a knot – Tessa Dare:

First impressions:

I’ve loved all Tessa Dare’s books I’ve read so far, so I’m bound to love this one as well! I think I laughed out loud 3 times while reading the first two chapters , so I will take a wild guess and predict 5 stars for this book!

After reading:

I was not so wrong, I ended up giving this book 4.5 stars! I love her books, they are really funny and enjoyable to read! I really like to read them after I read some fantasies, as an easy read for my brain 🙂 The only reason for not giving it 5/5 stars was that there were somethings that were a bit too obvious for me, but it only took a little bit from my enjoyment. I would definitely recommend them to other people, they can be a bit graphic though!


Chainbreaker – Tara Sim:

First impression:

After really loving timekeeper I decided to start listening to this one soon after! After listening to approximately 2 chapters (I always lose track of chapters when I listen), I was really enjoying it! I really liked that Daphne got a bigger role in this book, and that they will explore other parts of the world! I did already feel small annoyances towards the main character, so I think I will rate this 4 stars!

After reading:

I was actually a bit disappointed after reading this book. Since book 1 surprised me so much, I had quite high expectations for this book, but I unfortunately it did not meet them.  I wanted to learn about the world, but the book went more into the ‘problem’ from book one. But because I still like the world and most of the characters (I’m not a big fan of the main character anymore) I decided to give this book 3.5 stars. Which means I was not that much of with my guess!


So to wrap up my first first impression post, I really like predicting my ratings! But I should make a habit of it to actually predict my rating when I’m only 2 chapters in, because I keep forgetting it, and do it when I’m halfway through the book. And it is quite hard to think back, what did I think when I was only 2 chapters in, so so far my predictions are probably a bit biased by the things I read after those first two chapters..


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Do you like predicting your ratings? If yes, are you often correct?

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