Try a Chapter tag!

Firstly, thanks to Destiny at Howling Libraries for letting me join in!

If you’re not familiar with the Try a Chapter tag, it’s a tag common on booktube (and sometimes blogs) where the participant reads the first chapter of five books and chooses one of those books to read, based on the results!

As I already have a reading list for February, this will be for what I will read first in March. I’m not participating in any themes but I do want to read some off my backlist so I’ll read the first chapter each of these five books:

  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Elite by Keira Cass
  • King Hall by Scarlett Dawn
  • Drago by Sarah Brianne
  • Because You’re Mine by Claire Contreras

My thoughts on the first chapters of…

Shadow and Bone

My first thought. Why oh why havent I read this before? Could slap myself……


The Elite

Whilst I enjoyed book 1, I think I glimpsed what was coming and I didn’t know if I was up for all that angsty love triangle stuff, so reading this was the decider whether to carry on with the series or not. And after reading the first chapter I don’t think I will be!

King Hall

I must admit, after the first few pages I was ready to put this to the bottom of the pile….but then at the end of chapter 1 something very intriguing happened….and I want more!!!


Very poetic for a mafia read! This gives us a glimpse of what the 2 main characters are like….basically dark and evil! I like this…..and I want more! Could have easily carried on reading.

Because You’re Mine

Another mafia read. Not really much here to go on apart from I can already see it’s going to all fall apart for our main girl!



And the winner is…

Shadow and Bone

I was immediately sucked into this one and would carry on reading if I didnt have arc commitments.


Are you joining in this tag?  

Come on, you know you want to!

It’s so fun!

18 thoughts on “Try a Chapter tag!

  1. I’ve been thinking about joining in on this tag, but I’m worried that I won’t be able to stop after reading just one chapter haha.
    I’m glad you liked Shadow and Bone!! I hope you enjoy it once you have time for it 🙂
    And Drago sounds interesting… might have to add that series to my TBR 😉 Thanks.

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  2. Awesome!! I’m so happy you decided to do this too! 😀 Shadow and Bone is really fun, and the whole trilogy overall feels like… I hate to say “required reading” but wow, it kind of DOES feel like such an important modern YA series?!! I hope you enjoy(ed) it!

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