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 . . .
Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs!
With his dying words, H, Jacob Portman’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life – entrusts Jacob with a mission: deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V.
Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that fortells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor, save the future of all Peculiardom.
With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe’s former associates. But V is in hiding, and she never, ever, wants to be found . . .
Did you guess this book by its first lines? Let me know in the comments!
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