First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first (I cheat a little bit here *cough*)
- Finally… reveal the book!
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Happy Friday to y’all! Here’s hoping you’re having a good one and have an even better weekend to look forward to. Let’s kick things off with another First Lines Friday post! Today, I’m featuring a book that I recently picked up from the library on a whim. I do that… quite often, but this one just seemed like the perfect read for spooky season!
Now, let me further convince you of that by sharing the first few lines.
“The trees were full of crows and the woods were full of madmen. The pit was full of bones and her hands were full of wires.”
This intriguing read is a mixture of fantasy and horror.
It reads like a Grimm’s fairytale. Emphasis on the ‘grim’.
But it’s also quite humorous at times. I mean… there’s a demon chicken!