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!
Happy Friday! I’m back again with my usual hoping and wishing that highlighting books off my backlist will actually make me pick it up! It hasn’t really happened so far thanks to my ridiculous ARC backlog, but thats dying off in Nov so fingers crossed I might get through a few of these. This weeks book is a Sci-Fi adventure, set around two sisters in war-torn Nigeria. The premise sounds really unique and intriguing so I’m excited to eventually pick this one up.
The First thing Onyii does every morning is take her arm off.
Well… That certainly has me intrigued. Ready to find out what it is?
The year is 2172. Climate change and nuclear disasters have rendered much of earth unlivable. Only the lucky ones have escaped to space colonies in the sky.
In a war-torn Nigeria, battles are fought using flying, deadly mechs and soldiers are outfitted with bionic limbs and artificial organs meant to protect them from the harsh, radiation-heavy climate. Across the nation, as the years-long civil war wages on, survival becomes the only way of life.
Two sisters, Onyii and Ify, dream of more. Their lives have been marked by violence and political unrest. Still, they dream of peace, of hope, of a future together.
And they’re willing to fight an entire war to get there.