FIRST LINE FRIDAY’S #12

So, what’s it about?

First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? It is a meme that allows us to explore the world of fiction.

I myself judge books by their author, cover, and notoriety. So, seeing people do this challenge for months has had me pick up some pretty amazing books

How it works?

• Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.

• Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!

• Finally…reveal the book!

Were so close to Christmas I can hear the excitement brewing, so here’s a Christmas treat for you all
“(Someone) readjusted the shovels on his shoulder and stepped gingerly over an old, half sunken grave. His trench billowed faintly, brushing the tops of tombstones as he made his way through Merit Cemetery, humming as he went”
Thoughts: this was….. not what I expected in the least. I’m intrigued because a) why does he have a shovel? B) why is he humming and c) why is he in a graveyard? I believe in my humble opinion, these are all valid questions that might just cause me to pick this book up sooner than later.
The book is…
18180495
VICIOUS BY V E SHWAB
so what did you think? did this first line make you want to pick this book up? let me know in the comments below!
until next time,
Sarah
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