First Line Fridays – April 27


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!

This is my first post with First Line Fridays and I just thought that it sounded like a bit of fun today. Wandering Words doesn’t actually seem to participate in this any longer but it was still created by and hosted by them. Lets give this a shot. 

The lights scaled my borrowed eyes. I was still inside a different body, standing on the same floor, but everything had changed.

There was a smile on his lips. That old gleam in his eye, like I’d just brought him good news from the auction house. He wore a black waistcoast embroidered with interlinked gold anchors, and a scarlet cravat was tied at his throat. On silk-clad hand grasped an ebony cane.



The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising is part of Shannon’s The Bone Season series. So far she has published 3 of 7 planned books for this series and they have all been fabulous and they pulled me out of a years long reading slump. Dystopian fantasy, strong and flawed female lead, action and adventure, these books had everything!

Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London’s criminal population.

But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of stabilising the fractured underworld has never seemed so challenging.

Little does Paige know that her reign may be cut short by the introduction of Senshield, a deadly technology that spells doom for the clairvoyant community and the world as they know it…(from Goodreads)

Also check out Shannon’s upcoming book The Priory of the Orange Tree which is set to publish next year.

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