So, what’s it about?
First Line 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!
PICK ME. It’s all can do not to scream.I dig my nails into the Marula oak of my staff and squeeze to keep from fidgeting.
MY THOUGHTS: this one actually enticed me to keep reading to the end of the paragraph, and it was actually a much better paragraph than first line. I absolutly love the two short scentences at the start, but then it trails off into descriptions. Overall though, after skim reading the first page I can tell this is going to be a good book.
AND THE BOOK IS
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE – TOMI ADEYEMI
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
So what did you think of this first line?
until next time,