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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First Lines Friday #60


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!

I can’t tell you how excited I am that it’s Friday! Mostly because I have a three day weekend and, after a week of a ton of overtime, I definitely need it. Today has been so relaxing, with lots of reading and chilling and delicious breakfast sandwiches. Perfect way to kick off a holiday weekend, haha. Now, it’s time for another First Lines Friday post!

The book I’m featuring today is one I’m reading with the Middle Grade Marvels group. I literally just started it today, so I don’t have much of a feel for it yet, but I’m looking forward to continuing! Now, let me share the first lines and see if the pique your interest.


The Line(s):

“Tonight is the darkest night of the year.

It is so dark, you can barely make out the stone cottage sitting in front of you. It is the only building in the valley. A path runs right from the fields to a red front door, framed by the remains of a rose bush. In summer, when the days are long and warm, the roses flourish. But there are no roses now. It is the dead of winter and the dead of night. The door is surrounded by thorns.”


The Hints:

This is a middle grade fantasy that was released in 2020.

It is set during WWII.

It follows a young boy whose imaginary friends come to life!


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #59


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! Even though I’m working this weekend, I’m excited that the end of the week has finally arrived. Mostly because I’m one day closer to my oldest kiddo coming home from visiting her dad for the summer. The house just seems a little empty without her here. I’m also excited that it’s time for another First Lines Friday!

This week, I’m featuring a book in which I’ve found myself completely immersed! It has led to quite a few late reading nights and I suspect more will come before I’m finished. The first few lines certainly managed to pull me in. Now let’s see if they’ll spark your interest!


The Line(s):

“Father told me I’m broken.

He didn’t speak this disappointment when I answered his question. But he said it with narrowed eyes, the way he sucked on his already hollow cheeks, the way the left side of his lips twitched a little bit down, the movement almost hidden by his beard.

He taught me how to read a person’s thoughts on their face. And he knew that I knew how to read these signs. So between us, it was as though he had spoken out loud.”


The Hints:

This is the first book in a new fantasy series.

The magic system centers around bones.

It has one of the best animal companions I’ve read in awhile!


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #58


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! I’m extra excited that it’s the end of the week because I finally get a full weekend off. We’re pretty short-staffed at work, so I’ve been picking up a lot of overtime. I’m ready to finally have a couple of days to just relax. Well… relax and visit my best friend so we can be stupid together ❤

Before all that, though, it’s time for another First Lines Friday post! The book I’m featuring today is one that wasn’t really on my radar, but I’m so glad I decided to give it a try. I’m loving it, so far! The first few lines certainly got me intrigued. Let’s see if they can pull you in, as well!


The Line(s):

“On the hospital bed, her delicate body cradled between thin white pillows, Rosita dreamed. Pictures in metal, plastic, and wooden frames surrounded her, displaying images of friends and family, giving the appearance of an audience. However, the only visitor in the room was Nina, who sat on a tin chair beside the hat rack-shaped IV pole.”


The Hints:

This is a young adult fantasy starring an Indigenous girl.

It also features a world populated by animal people.

The author also wrote Elatsoe.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #57


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 Friday and I actually have Saturday off so I’m extra excited 🥳 It’s also time for another First Lines Friday! This week, I’m featuring a book that has been on my TBR for what feels like an eternity. I’m listening to the audiobook and I’m kind of in love. It’s fun, funny, and magical in a way that somehow feels nostalgic.

The first few lines certainly captured my interest. Now let’s see if they can capture yours, as well!


The Line(s):

“There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.

And while that is, as beginnings go, not entirely novel (for every tale about every young man there ever was or will be could start in a similar manner) there was much about this young man and what happened to him that was unusual, although even he never knew the whole of it.”


The Hints:

This is a fantasy that was released in the late 90s.

The audiobook is narrated by the author.

It features a young man trying to catch a star.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #56


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! This is another work weekend for me after a week filled with overtime, but, happy news… I got a promotion at work! So I’m feeling a bit more optimistic about working over 7 days in a row 😂 In celebration, I want to talk about a book that I am truly enjoying at the start to this weekend. I’m reading it for a TBR & Beyond Tours book tour and absolutely tearing through it!

The first lines certainly captured my interest. Now to see if they’ll do the same for you!


The Line(s):

“I promise I will tell you the truth. But first, I need to lie. It doesn’t make sense yet. It will. Be patient.”


The Hints:

I’m entering my horror era, I think, because this is the third horror I’m picking up this month.

It will be released August 9th.

It features a creepy (and possibly sentient??) house.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #55


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! I hope, if you’re not working this weekend, you’re looking forward to a good time. If you are working, like me, I hope the weekend goes quickly and smoothly! Because that’s what I’m hoping for my work weekend, haha. Either way, it’s time for another First Lines Friday post! This week, I’m featuring a book that I’m hoping to pick up tomorrow once I get home.

Let’s see what the first few lines have in store for us.


The Line(s):

“The Amazement Park opened in 1953.

GET LOST IN FUN! posters advertised, and it was true: Crowds surged through the gates in the morning and didn’t stumble out again until the sun had set, and spotlights at the exit guided them free.”


The Hints:

This is a horror/thriller set in a theme park.

The end pages feature a pretty awesome map.

It currently has a *3.35* rating on Goodreads… and I’m nervous, lol.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #54


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!

We’ve reached another Friday and I’m ready for a weekend of rest and relaxation! Which means, of course, a ton of reading. I’m hoping to get through a few more books before the month is over. It’s mindboggling to me that’s already almost August 😳 One of the books I’m planning to read this week is also my featured book for First Lines Friday! I’ve already started reading this book and, I have to say, the first line certainly snagged my attention.

Now, we’re gonna see if it can snag yours!


The Line(s):

“I was going to kill Zoe.

Heat simmered in my belly as I crept up behind her. She was oblivious to my presence, gazing over the stone balcony toward the forest. Rotting tree stumps littered the field below, but nobody lurked in the shadows.

Now was my chance to take her out.”


The Hints:

This is a YA thriller that was released earlier this year.

It has an obnoxiously bright, red cover!

Games play an integral part in the story.


The Reveal:

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First Lines Friday #53


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 First Lines Friday! This has been quite the week and I’m working this weekend, but I’m still happy to be chilling at home on this Friday. As I chill, I’ll be picking up a fairly popular book that was picked as a book of the month for one of my Goodreads groups! I’m honestly not sure how I’m going to feel about this one… I’ve loved previous books from this author, but the synopsis doesn’t have me sold.

Let’s see if the first few lines can make me excited to pick this up!


The Line(s):

“Malibu catches fire.

It is simply what Malibu does from time to time.

Tornadoes take the flatlands of the Midwest. Floods rise in the American South. Hurricanes rage against the Gulf of Mexico.

And California burns.”


The Hints:

This is an historical fiction by a pretty popular author.

The story in the more current timeline takes place all in one day.

And it has characters that you can find in the author’s other books.


The Reveal:

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