First Line Friday #19

I’m really early today! Yay! Somehow, I’d been a bit burnt out with this post, so I skipped last week. But I’m back and ready to participate in another First Line Friday!

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:

The first thing you learned on the job as a Hol- lower was to never trust your eyes.

Nash, of course, had a different way of saying it: All sorcery is half illusion. The other half, un-fortunately, was blood-soaked terror.

Any ideas? Here’s some lovely book pictures to admire while you think…

Annnd the book is 🥁🥁… Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken!!

(Did you guess it right?)

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

SERIES: Silver in the Bone (Book #1)

LENGTH: 474 pages

GENRES: Fantasy, YA, Fiction

PUBLISHER: Knopf Books for Young Readers

RELEASE DATE: 4 April 2023


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lore comes a stunning new Arthurian fantasy—the tale of a teenage girl who seeks her destiny in the cursed ruins of Avalon, driven by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!

Born without a trace of magic, Tamsin Lark is no match for the sorceresses and Hollowers who populate the magical underground of Boston. But when the only parent she’s ever known disappears without so much as a goodbye, she has no choice but to join in their cutthroat pursuit of enchanted relics to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive.

Ten years later, rumors are swirling that her guardian found a powerful ring from Arthurian legend just before he vanished. A run-in with her rival Emrys ignites Tamsin’s hope that the ring could free Cabell from a curse that threatens both of them. But they aren’t the only ones who covet the ring.

As word spreads, greedy Hollowers start circling, and many would kill to have it for themselves. While Emrys is the last person Tamsin would choose to partner with, she needs all the help she can get to edge out her competitors in the race for the ring. Together, they dive headfirst into a vipers’ nest of dark magic, exposing a deadly secret with the power to awaken ghosts of the past and shatter her last hope of saving her brother….

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

See ya ~Mar