First Lines Friday #28

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
  • Finally… reveal the book!

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Hello, reader!

We’ve made it to another Friday, which means it’s time for one of my favorite bookish memes: First Lines Friday! I’m not gonna lie, the Christmas season has me all kinds of busy, so it’s nice to be able to find a moment for my little blog. Speaking of being busy, the book that I’m featuring today was sent to me by the author for review. I haven’t started it yet, but it sounds like something that would be right up my alley! It’s going to be my next read once I get my last blog tour book of 2021 (!!) read.

So let’s see if the first few lines can make me even more eager to pick this one up!

The Line(s):

“John Eamon Buckley didn’t even know his first name until he was already a young man, but such was the timbre of the wake in which he was raised. There were of course countless landmines that had been buried during his upbringing, but as far as he could remember, that was the first one to jump up and take a sizeable bite out of his reality.”

The Hints:

This is a blend of horror and fantasy that seems perfect for the winter months.

It’s about a group of friends that find out the events in their favorite book… may be real.

And it sounds like it gets real dark from there!

The Reveal:

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