First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday – 24th December 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 . . .

“Deep in the green-glowing bowels of a Chinatown sea-food market, down a dead-end hallway lined with crab tanks, we crouched in a puddle of dark the light-eater had made, watched over by a thousand alien eyes. Leo’s men were close, and they were angry.”

Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .

The cover of The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs

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!

Thank you for reading this post.


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