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
It was clearly his fault I’d punched him in the face.
It was still the man’s fault when I did it again, and when I did it a third time, and when I did it the next twenty-one times. I lost count after that – his fault, too, because I’m the kind of woman who keeps scores.
It was his fault I’d kicked in his ribs, heard that satisfying crack the instant my steel toed boot hit vulnerable flesh. It was his fault I had broken his fingers when he wouldn’t drop the knife. His fault I’m painting the sides of the broken street with his filth.
The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World #1) by Rin Chupeco – This book had been on my radar entirely for the fact that the cover is phenomenal. Then, Meltotheany has been shouting to the world about her love for Chupeco’s books so I looked a little closer at this one. The story sounds fantastic as well. And honestly, look back up at those first lines. I dig it. Time to see if my library will order this one in so that I can gobble it up.
Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.
While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.
But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands. (Goodreads)
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