First Lines Friday #71


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

It’s time for another First Lines Friday! Today, I’m featuring a book that I’ve been wanting to read for awhile now. I’ve already started it and can confirm that the first line immediately captured my interest. This is a book that I know, now that I don’t have any books I need to finish for tours, will bogart all of my attention until I’ve finished it.

Now, let’s see if the first line piques your interest as much as it did mine!


The Line(s):

“You think you’d know what a killer sounds like.”


The Hints:

This is a young adult thriller with a blood red cover.

It is the second book in a series.

It has a podcast element which is something I love in books!


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #70


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

For this week’s First Lines Friday, I’m featuring a book that I started reading recently and am loving! This book has immediately sucked me in, which is a good thing as I’m reading it for a blog tour hosted by Hear Our Voices Tours. I always like it when I actually enjoy the tour books I read, haha.

The first few lines definitely caught my interest. Now let’s see if they will do the same for you!


The Line(s):

“There were two stories of how I was named. One was what Mom told people. Never casually. Only if they asked.”


The Hints:

This is a young adult horror novel.

It is set to be released in early February of 2023.

It has been billed as The Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #69


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

It’s time for another First Lines Friday! Today, I’m featuring a middle grade novel that I’ve already started reading. It’s been a fun and engaging read, so far, and it helps that there are beautiful illustrations peppered throughout the book. I’m excited to continue on with the story!

Before I do, though, let me share the first few lines and see if they entice you, as well.


The Line(s):

“It was a wild and lightning-struck night. The kind of night that changes everything.”


The Hints:

This middle grade fantasy is set in London.

It features clothes that are legitimately magic.

If you’re looking for a fantasy with a clever and crafty main character, this might be for you!


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #67


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

Can you believe that it’s almost 2023? This year will be over in one more day! Are y’all ready for 2023? I don’t know if I’m ready for the new year but I’m certainly ready for 2022 to be over 😂 All that said, let’s get into my last First Lines Friday of the year! This week, I’m featuring a book that I’m not picking up until January and I’m very much looking forward to it.

Now, let’s see if the first few lines will get me even more excited!


The Line(s):

“I was born with a broken heart. The day I arrived into this lonely little world was also the first time I died.”


The Hints:

This is an adult thriller with a suitably atmospheric cover.

It was a Book of the Month Club pick in August.

The synopsis gives me major And Then There Were None vibes.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #66


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

Merry Christmas Eve Eve, to those who celebrate 😉😂 I’m actually excited for Christmas this year because I’m not working. I’m technically working the holiday, but my job is counting Monday as the actual “holiday”. Which works out great for me! I’m happy that I’ll be able to actually open presents with the family this year. But, before we get all festive, it’s time for another First Lines Friday post! Today, I’m featuring a book that was on one of my year long 2022 TBRs. I may not be finishing those TBRs, but I want to read at least one more, dang it!

Now, let’s see if the first few lines can get me pumped to pick it up.


The Line(s):

“Patricia was crying.

Wallace Price hated it when people cried.”


The Hints:

This is an adult fantasy that was released last year.

I read a book by this author and absolutely loved it.

It heavily deals with death and what happens after.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #65


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

Let’s kick off the weekend with another First Lines Friday post! Today, I’m featuring a book that I’m reading for another wonderful The Write Reads blog tour. So far, it has certainly started off with a bang!

Now, let me share the first few lines to see if I can get you hooked.


The Line(s):

“An alluring midnight seeped through the preserve, where huge, wavy leaves danced beneath the moonlight. The setting was suited for a meeting between two friends. But almost immediately, their conversation went awry.”


The Hints:

This is a YA fantasy featuring kids with superpowers.

Their powers are centered around the five senses.

It has very poetic writing.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #64


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

Happy Friday to y’all! Let’s kick off the weekend with another First Lines Friday post! Today, I’m featuring a book that I’m reading for Netgalley November as I attempt to bring my ratio back up to that elusive 80%. So far, I’m finding myself captivated by the story and I can’t wait to read more!

Now, let me share the first few lines to get you hooked, as well.


The Line(s):

“We found Henrik Soren at a wine bar in the international terminal, thirty minutes from boarding a hyperjet to Tokyo.”


The Hints:

This is written by a popular sci-fi author.

It has a cover that is my favorite color.

DNA is a big part of this sci-fi thriller.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #63


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

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 Line(s):

“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.”


The Hints:

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!


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #62


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

Happy Friday! For this week’s First Lines Friday post, I’m featuring a fantasy sequel that I have been eagerly anticipating. It’s got a gorgeous cover and I’m hoping the insides match the outsides! Now it’s time to see if the first few lines can get me even more pumped.


The Line(s):

“The bones are buried deep, white against the velvet dark water.


The Hints:

This is a young adult fantasy that is the sequel to one of my top reads last year.

The cover is even more stunning than the first book!

Two words: Black. Mermaids.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #61


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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


Hello, reader!

Happy Friday and, hopefully, the start to your weekend! I’m excited that I have this weekend off because it’s my best friends birthday and this will be the first time in a minute that we actually get to hang out to celebrate. I see lots of cake and drinks in our future 🥳 Before all the birthday shenanigans kick off, though, it’s time for another First Lines Friday!

Today’s featured book is one that I haven’t started quite yet, but I’m very eager to pick it up. I’m reading it as part of a book tour hosted by TBR & Beyond Tours. When they sent out the sign up email, I read the synopsis and knew I wanted to read it. Now, let’s see if the first few lines can ramp up my excitement!


The Line(s):

“The Victoria Station burns so ferociously that the man with the binoculars can feel the heat from his perch in the helicopter.”


The Hints:

This is a young adult horror set to release later this month.

It is set deep in Antarctica.

And it has been pitched as “The Thing” meets “Wilder Girls“… so I’m intrigued!


The Reveal:

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