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?
- 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!
I’ve been a bit busy reading a series I don’t plan on reviewing until the end and I’ve got a ways~~ to go. Finally taking a break from it and will hopefully have some reviews up today or tomorrow for other books. For now, I thought I’d do another FLF because it seemed people liked it ^_^
Now, for the first few lines!
My hand shakes as I brace myself against the brick wall. Rain falls cold and sharp against my skin, from a sky I’ve never seen before. It’s hard to catch my breath, to get any sense of where I am. All I know is that the Firebird worked.
Well, what do you think??
Think you know it??
Ready for the reveal??
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
I haven’t gotten around to reading this one yet but, it is a group read for this month soooo eventually I’ll read it ^_^ For those of you who don’t know the synopsis, here it is!
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.
Have you read this before? What did you think? Am I wasting my time reading it? After the first lines do you want to read it??
Let me know~~