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!
Here we go:
She had found a spell. The spell.
Deep in the Caves of Matamoe in the barren land of Southeil, the Shadow Witch smiled. Her gnarled, bony finger tapped the worn parchment in her tome of the dark magick.
For years Magdelana Katipo had searched the ancient text for a way to breach the mantle of magickal mist that protected her enemies to the north. Finally, she had the answer.
Well then, this is not how I thought this book would start ^_^
Have you read this one before?
Know what it is?
An Average Curse (The Chronicles of Hawthorn #1) by Rue
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Flynn Hawthorn is tired of disappointing her mother. Being born “the child of prophecy” is an unwanted burden, but the worst part is that she will never be able to fulfill her destiny without the magick of her ancestors. In a land filled with magick, Flynn is cursed to live her life as a Watcher—born into power, but unable to wield it.
As the ninth daughter of the ninth daughter it is Flynn’s birthright to inherit the wand of the High Priestess, reunite the damaged halves of the Book of Shadow and Light, and return balance to her world.
Dark forces oppose her purpose and as the threat from the Shadow Coven of Southeil touches her shores for the first time in generations, Flynn and her best friend Hazel are the only ones who believe something is wrong.
Flynn wants to impress her mother and solve the problem on her own, but if she fails, her people will be enslaved by dark magick and the Shadow Witch will destroy the Book of Light—forever.
I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway and it just came in last night. I will have to shuffle my TBR/Currently Reading shelf around, but hoping I can fit it in before June 10th.
If you’ve read this before, let me know if you liked it or not 🙂