Today I’m officially back from a short hiatus, so what better way to kick off a Summer of blogging than with one of my favourite posts to write – First Lines Friday?!
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 . . .
“JAN. 4. 1932 HOURS.
OCEAN STANDARD TIME.
THIRTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER METIAS’S DEATH.
DAY JOLTS AWAKE BESIDE ME. HIS BROW IS COVERED with sweat, and his cheeks are wet with tears. He’s breathing heavily.”
Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .
AGENT, LOS ANGELES CITY PATROL, 15, FEMALE, 5 FT 4 IN.
350,000 REPUBLIC NOTES REWARD
IS SEEN, REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR LOCAL OFFICIAL
That’s what the Republic wants their people to think.
That I’m ‘missing’.
What they don’t say is they want me dead.
I helped Day, the country’s most notorious criminal, escape his execution, aided the rebel patriots in a staged uprising and turned my back on the Republic.
But I won’t turn my back on Day . . .
Did you guess this book by its first lines? Are there any posts that you’d like me to do this Summer? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading this post.