FIRST LINE FRIDAYS #14

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!

the first first line fridays of 2018 ! let’s start it off with a bang! This is a book that came out late 2017 and seemed pretty popular as all the reviews I saw of it were really positive!

“This is the Aurelia Theater. Zara’s body curls around the open stage door, Her feet are a rushed whisper. She would die before she would disturb the auditions that are, according to a sign, already IN PROGRESS”

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Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared—for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; and for death in the theater.

Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it’s easy to say yes. But it’s hard not to be distracted when there’s a death at the theater—and then another—especially when Zara doesn’t know if they’re accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. It’s hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It’s hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole—and cast lantern light on two girls, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy. 

MY THOUGHTS: so, I’m not biting at the bit to get to this boom after reading the first line to be honest, it definitely INTERESTS me alot, and makes me want to keep reading it. Especially that line of prose thrown into it so easily. I think this is actually going to be a really good novel so hopefully I do pick it up super soon.

Until next time,
Sarah

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