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? Wouldn’t it be more fair, though?
- 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!
Standing beneath the stars in the warm night air, Nori felt almost normal. Her face and hands were healing and she’d regained most of her strength in the weeks since she’d last burned. If there’d been people in the streets around her, she could’ve been any girl, every girl.
This book is one of my best read from last year (I know I only read like 12 books, but I swear I’m not being overdramatic here). I’m a massive fan of dystopian genre and this story was truly amusing! I have no idea how many times I’ve said this, but I can totally imagine this book being adapted into a movie! That’s how good it is!
What do you think? Will you continue to read the book based on those first lines?
Do you want to feature your book in this series? Simply send me a request via e-mail with a subject ‘First Lines Fridays’.
Image Credit: Nicole Honeywill