First Line Friday #18

I’m early today! Well, earlyish. But – this is my third week in a row (again) participating in this, so I’ve got another nice little posting streak going. Enough with my rambling – onwards with the post!

First Line Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers (formerly) hosted by Wandering Words, but I saw it over at One Book More.

What if instead of judging a book by the cover, author or most everything else, we judged it by its content? Its first lines?

If you want to join in, all you gotta do is:

📚 Take a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open it 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!

Here are the first lines:

Let’s start with the end of the world, why don’t we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things.

Know what the book is? Look at these awesome book pics while you consider it…

Annnd the book is 🥁🥁… The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin!!

(Did you guess it right?)

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

SERIES: The Broken Earth (Book #1)

LENGTH: 498 pages

GENRES: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction


RELEASE DATE: 4 August 2015


At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter.

This is the way the world ends… for the last time.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. 

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

Thank you so much for reading, and have an awesome day/night!

See ya ~Mar

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