First Lines Friday #76

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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Hello, reader!

We’ve made it to the end of another week and I, for one, am pretty happy about it! Though I do have to work this weekend so that’s less fun, haha. Still, the end of the work week means it’s time for another First Lines Friday! This week, I’m featuring a book that I just picked up from my local library. I’ve already started reading it and, I have to say, the first few lines definitely drew me into the story!

Now, let’s see if they can do the same for you.

The Line(s):

“The Masson House of Degener, Texas, was like the corpse of an old monster, too strange and feared for most to approach it, much less attempt to bury it. After all, it might be feigning death or dormant.”

The Hints:

This is a horror novel featuring a spooky house.

It is written by a Black author.

And it’s the Literally Dead Book Club pick for March!

The Reveal:

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