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! I have a book this week that I haven’t actually read yet! However, I read a recent release by the author and absolutely fell in love with her writing style… so much so that I added every other book she’s written to my TBR.
She shouldnt have been tempted
This is what Kestral thought as she swept the sailor’s silver off the impromptu gaming table set up in a corner of the market.
“Don’t go.” said one Sailor.
“Stay,” said another, but Kestral cinched her wrist strap velvet purse shut. The sun had lowered, and caramelized the colour of things, which meant that she had played cards long enough to be noticed by someone who mattered.
Someone who knew her father.
I’m definitely intrigued. This is a series I am hoping to pick up sooner rather than later. Anyone have any guesses??
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.
One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.
But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
Look at that cover! I read The Midnight Lie earlier in the year and it fast became a favourite read of mine. The authors writing is beautiful and lyrical and I was swept away by her storytelling. Have you read this series before? Let me know your thoughts.