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!
Is it me or is January dragging! Five weeks month’s always kill me, especially money wise and I cant wait for it to be the 31st so I can get paid. There’s another reason why I want to to be February, for my 30th birthday my friend treated me to a long weekend in Porto, Portugal and I am so excited. It’s a country I haven’t visited yet and I’m looking forward to ticking it off the list. It also happens to be the place of the bookstore that J.K.Rowling based some of Hogwarts on and we might have already booked tickets to visit… Have you got any holidays/long weekends away booked this year? Let me know in the comments.
This week I am again focusing on one of my current reads. This is the first book in a brand new epic fantasy series. One of the major selling points for this book is there is no torturous wait for the sequel the author & publisher have decided to bring out the four books over four months from Feb to May! Sounds good right?
Four catamounts stalk the Throne Room, their black tipped tails scribbling unease in the stuffy air. They linger near the Dedication Fountain, lapping the water that spills down to the pool.
Catamounts have guarded the throne for centuries.
Oooh im intrigued, are you? What a catamount? I have no idea but they sound creepy! Ready to find out what it is?
Orphaned, exiled and hunted, Cérulia, Princess of Weirandale, must master the magic that is her birthright, become a ruthless guerilla fighter, and transform into the queen she is destined to be.
But to do it she must win the favor of the spirits who play in mortal affairs, assemble an unlikely group of rebels, and wrest the throne from a corrupt aristocracy whose rot has spread throughout her kingdom.
Sounds good right? I was lucky enough to get a copy of this from the publisher and I am loving it so far. Also so glad that I don’t have to wait a year for the sequel. Have you read this one? Let me know your thoughts.