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!
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a great week and an even greater Friday! I’m halfway through a great ARC and wrapping up multiple reviews in the works. Many thanks to everyone for your support~ 😀
Without further ado, who are the first lines..
Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born. The wind knew. It was the first of June, but cold gusts bit at the hilltop citadel as fiercely as deepest winter, shaking the windows with curses and winding through drafty halls with warning whispers. There was no escaping what was to come.
The Kiss of Deception (Book 1 of The Remnant Chronicles) by Mary E. Pearson (Amazon Affiliate Link)
Fairly high on my TBR. Not sure when I’ll get to this book but bought the Kindle eBook on sale from Amazon recently. It’s a young adult fantasy with some romance. There appears to be a love triangle but from what I’ve heard it’s quite different from most. Here’s a snippet from the description.
She knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.
On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.
Enemies to lovers much? 😮 Anyway I adore that premise! Have heard many complimentary things about the series and when I saw the decent length of the trilogy (3 books, the last one being almost 700 pages.) I’m even more drawn to it.
If any of you have read this series/book or want to read it, I’ll be happy to hear your thoughts in the comments. Thanks as always and have a great weekend everyone!