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!

I’ve literally not stopped so far! Christmas day was luckily chilled out, then it was down to my Aunties yesterday to exchange presents & today I’m off to Nottingham with my University friends for our yearly ‘Fake Christmas’ & Secret Santa. What started out with 5 of us has now grown to 5 women, one husband, a child and two dogs. We don’t meet very often though so I definitely enjoy our catch-ups. Because of this my readings going a bit slower than usual, but I decided to focus this first lines Friday on the next book on my TBR. I’m on a blog tour for this one in January and I’m excited to eventually pick it up:

“Vern did not trust humans was the long and short of it. Not a single one. He had known many in his life, even liked a few, but in the end they all sold him out to the angry mob. Which was why he was holed up in Honey Island Swamp, out of harms way.”

This one definitely has me intrigued. Ready to find out what it is?

I’m definitely looking forward to picking up this book about a flash dance loving Dragon. I’ve not read any of Colfer’s other books, but I have heard some rave reviews so I have high hopes. Have you read this one yet? What dis you think of it? Let me know in the comments.


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