First Line Fridays | November 23


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!

War has often been called a game, with good reason. Both have combatants. Both have sides. Both carry the risk of losing. 

There is just one difference. 

Every game is a gamble. Certainty is the last thing you want when you begin. If you are guaranteed to win, there is no game at all. 

In war, however, we crave certainty. No fool ever went to war without the cast-iron belief that they could win, that they would win; or at least, that the likelihood of losing was so small as to make the bloody price of every move worthwhile. You don’t go to war just for the thrill, but for the gain. 

The question is whether any gain, any outcome, can justify the way you play. 

The Song Rising (The Bone Season #3) by Samantha Shannon. I have not been shy about my love for this series. I absolutely adore every book so far released and am itching for more. Samantha, GIVE ME MORE! At no point will I not recommend these books to people. So, if you haven’t read them yet, I must ask you why the heck not?! GO GO!

The hotly anticipated third book in the bestselling Bone Season series – a ground-breaking, dystopian fantasy of extraordinary imagination

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)

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