First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday – 30th July 2021


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!

First Lines . . .

“Ivy Lowell waltzed through the gaping crowd. All eyes were on her. As they should be. The menacingly smiling girl had spent twelve months trapped in a peasant’s room. Hidden away in the shadows of France. Yet now she’d returned, to her destined kingdom at Bonnaire Prep.”

This is a book that I’ve recently reviewed, and I’ve also recently interviewed the author!

You might remember the character, or the school name from either of these posts!

Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .

Blonde Bitch by Annabelle Shaw!

Ivy Lowell is trouble – a mystery to all but herself.

She is a girl full of venom, with many fellow students falling at her feet in the prestigious Bonnaire Prep School. But no one is perfect. Ivy certainly isn’t.

After a year abroad, Ivy has returned home. However, nothing is like it used to be. Her best friend is dating her boyfriend. Her mother is dead. Her father has remarried.

Join Ivy as she works her way through her new life, dealing with other spoilt students who are desperate to steal her title as most popular person at school.

Can she find love and friendship again? More importantly: can she get her crown back?

Expect the unexpected . . .

Read my review of Blonde Bitch here and my interview with Annabelle Shaw here.

Did you guess this book by its first lines? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading this post.


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