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!
One weekend left until im back at work! No matter how much time I have off, it always seems to go to quick. I do have a few plans though; out for tea tonight with my sister and dad, off to watch Little Women tomorrow and then I got my dad a tour of Goodison Park for Christmas (Everton’s football ground.) And through all this I still have a few books to read for January blog tours. I’ve just started High Fire and its…weird, but im only 10% in so I’m going to stick with it. What have you all got planned for the weekend?
For this weeks first line Friday i’m focusing on my last read of 2019, I hadn’t really heard of this one before seeing it on Netgalley but I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be picking up the sequel asap.
The monster has been here. I can smell him.
His stench is part the acrid sweat of exertion, part the meaty ripeness of a carnivore’s unwashed flesh, and part something else I cant quite name. It fouls the evening air, stretching beyond smell to something deeper, more base. It unsettles me, sets my own instincts howling in warning. Cold sweat breaks out across my forehead. I wipe it away with the back of my hand.
I can also smell the child he’s stolen.
Are you intrigued yet? You should be! Ready to find out what it is???
If you like books based around Mythology then I can pretty much guarantee you will love this one. Based around Native American mythology, part dystopian, part fantasy and full to the brim of sarcastic and wonderfully written characters. The second in the series is out already and I cant wait to get my hands on it.