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The First

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  17 reviews
1645. Naseby, England.

Baroness De Meaux lives a comfortable life and is content with where she fits into the hierarchy of society. She was groomed for the story shes telling but several things set her apart from everyone around her.

When her mother passes away suddenly, the visions she hides from the worldthe ones that show her the futureforce their way to the surface.
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Published July 18th 2017
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Michael Chrobak
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first thing that came to mind when I started reading The First was how much the style of writing resembled some of the classic literature Ive read, especially books by Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. Though there are some significant differences between this book and those classic texts, I did find myself reading it with the same fervor with which I had devoured those classics. In fact, it wasnt until I sat down to write out this review that I even began to discover what it was that I didn ...more
Paige Green
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 5/5

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 13+ (some mature scenes)

Favorite Quote:Were they really so insignificant to the men around them that their absence could go unnoticed for so long?

Naseby, England.Baroness Margaret Elizabeth De Meaux knows exactly where she fits in the hierarchy of society, of her family, and in her life. However, one thing sets her apart from all those she loves: her visions. They have always shown her wondrous lands, but she accepted long ago they were strictly
S.M. Boren
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you @indie_blog_hop for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The First by Dylan S. Perry ( @dylan.s.perry ) I must admit I was leery of this read at first. I personally dislike a book that bounces back and forth in time. I find them hard to follow and the transition between times inaccurate. However I was impressed. In 1645 Margaret is confused by the visions she has had her entire life and since the death of her mother the visions are taking more and more from her. ...more
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The First is a book about destiny and finding your voice as a woman. A world wonderful created without a sure promise of an happy ending which is quite intriguing.
I loved how Margaret grew into her with each chapter and become the woman who she could be! The author created a wonderful story and her writing style has just the right touch, so fluent to read.
From the first page until the end I wasnt sure in which way the story will end and the ending promised already so much for the other books
abdulia ortiz-perez
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great Fantasy Read!
I recieve this book from the author for honest review. I loved so much I bought the kindle copy.
This was a awesome read. This is the first time reading anything from this author.It was a delight and I enjoyed it very much. It was short story and fast pass. Finish it in one setting. I started reading it and couldn't put it down at all not even for a minute. The story has a strong female roll. I love a strong female in stories. There even an evil male that he does sound baf
Marissa Osman
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Top Ten Reasons To Read:WITCHES Specifically: sneaky ~lady~ witchesA main character who tries to deal with her emotions but just can't because sometimes emotions aren't preferableTime travel (can I get a whoop whoop?)The main villain in this story is every male, ever and you know what? I'm 100% okay with this. Fun little cliff-hanger in the middleEnding with a resolutionSASSVisceral description of witchy stuffA main character who loves books??? Sign me up!!!
4/5 Stars

I loved this plot and the
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy of this book for review.

I have a lot of conflicting thoughts about this book. I mean witches and time travel are right up my alley but for some reason this one didn't worked for me. In part I think it was because of the MC, I know that she's a good representation of the time but she looked like a pelutant child during half the book and then she did a 180º turn in 2 days and got all "badass". I didn't really liked her. On the other hand it's a really good historical

Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow i completely forgot to review this! I read this book AGES ago and also happen to be a beta reader for this amazing author (which does not influence my opinion in any way).
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It took a new spin on time traveling. And i LOVE how the story was set in the 1800's. That is one of my favorite time periods to read about. Id definitely give this book a try!
Ana (thestarslisten)
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
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*Copy taken for free from Amazon made available by the author.*

If you like witchcraft set in the the 1600s but with time travel, then this is for you!


Imagine that, a time traveler from the 1600s, Ive never thought about that before. Time travel has always been associated with technology but these witches use their power to let one of them time travel and Margaret is the first.

I cant say I truly enjoyed this book, it felt too long for a novella and it only started to become
Charlie Smith
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I cannot WAIT FOR THIS BOOK SERIES! [Perry] has such a fresh voice in YA fiction and I cannot wait to see what she does in the future.
Can I just say that Shannon? OHHHHHh BOYYYY. Can you say Fangirl? There are so many quotes in this book that I absolutely love.
T.B. Cooper
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okay, so if this novella had been longer, Im not sure if Id have gone higher with my rating or lowered it to a three? But, because of its short length and the fact that I liked the premise, Im going to be generous and give it a 4; heres why

Plot: The plot is intriguing; a time-traveling witch, the first of her kind, who finds she has an important role to play in the shaping of the future of womankind. YES!! Great idea for a story! Was it executed in a believable fashion within the confines of 152
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly real, profound & true: the past connected to our present

The First is 17 in 1645, married and a mother. Throughout the story Margaret is immediately and fully present. We inhabit her mind and being, learning of her perceptions, knowledge, decisions, actions and emotions as she lives them. Her secret role in history is unique and pivotal, as is her husband, Richard's full support and partnership in her work. Through the decades of devotion to a shared purpose they develop the
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Jennifer Newell
While the story was interesting it just felt rushed at the end. I was not sure if the writer intent.
Sue Gill
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not actively bad but just felt more of an idea than a fully rounded novel.
Samuel Hinkle
Aug 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Quite possibly a contender for worst book ever written.
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I just couldn't get into this book.. I really tried. After a month, I had only made it 65% of the way through. I gave up.
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