First Lines Friday!

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!

Hello! This is an exciting Friday for me because I’m off on holiday for a whole week on Sunday and I cannot wait! 7 completely chilled out days in the Scottish Highlands, overlooking a Loch, pretty much in the middle of nowhere… I cant think of anything better. That does mean, however, that I might be a little MIA over the next week, because I’m not sure how good my signal will be. What have all you lovelies got planned for your weekends? Let me know in the comments.

I’ve chosen to focus this post on another ARC I got the chance to read, out on Sept 19th this was a richly imagined story and I could not get enough of it!

There is a time here called aftermath. After the settled have pulled their harvests from the ground, and long bound and placed it in dark stores, shored against rats by cats starved in narrow houses where they fight and mate and sleep until they are loosed. After the turning seasons light the trees red gold in the cold, the ground hardening underfoot, wrinkling with frost. After the snow comes like a heavy, smothering blanket, pillowing the mountains and setting off the soft fury of avalanches, finding the cracks in rocks and splitting them easy as the seeds that are deeply furrowed in the stilled earth. After the melt and pivot of another year, after all this, comes the aftermath

Ooooh! Are you intrigued yet? Ready to find out what it is?

I mean, I would be drawn to this cover alone. Luckily enough the inside is equally as intricate and beautifully woven. A truly unique tale and I couldn’t get enough of it! Keep your eyes out for my review coming on Sunday!


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