First Lines Friday!

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 hope you’ve all had a great week so far. I’m off out for a bottomless brunch tomorrow, unlimited cocktails for two hours… it’s going to be messy. So Sunday will be spent recovering and reading! The book I’ve chosen for this week is one I am so excited for, described as The Great Gatsby meets Swan Lake. I read my first book by this author last year and her writing and atmosphere blew me away, so I can’t wait to start this one.

” The parties always started the same way. When the nights deepened, swallowing daylight by the hour. When winter whispered it’s frozen song across the land. When the promise of snow could be tasted on the air.”

I’m 100% hooked already! Ready to find out what it is?

The invitations always arrive the same way – without warning, appearing around the city on the first snowfall of the year, simply inscribed with ‘Tonight.’

When struggling artist, Forster, finds an invitation, he’s bewitched by the magic of the evening, swept up in the glamour of this notorious annual party and intrigued as to who is behind them.

Determined to find out more about the mysterious host, Forster discovers an abandoned manor house silent with secrets and a cursed woman who is desperate to be free…


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