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! This weeks book is one I have been DYING to get my hands on, and was lucky enough to be part of a blog tour for. A Gothic retelling of The Goblin Market, this story sounds like it will be dark, filled with magic and maybe a little scary but I am here for it!
“On the night the market came to claim what it was owed, Louise Wickett-Stevens was three thousand miles and five time zones away, trying to figure out how she had so many mothers who didn’t understand her.”
Well, I’, certainly intrigued! Ready to find out what it is?
Louisa doesn’t believe in magic, until her teenage aunt Neela is kidnapped to the goblin market.
The market is a place of magic, where twisting streets, succulent fruits, glimmering jewels, and death are on offer to the unwary human. An enticing place that her mother and aunt barely escaped seventeen years ago, paying a terrible price.
With only three days before the market disappears, Lou must navigate the treacherous market, controlled by bloodthirsty goblins who crave vengeance against her family. She must learn the songs and tricks of the goblins to save Neela, or the market might just end up claiming her too.