First Lines Friday (19th June ’20)

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?

How it works:

  • 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!

First lines:

There were literally three separate couples sitting around the fire making out, like some sort of organised kissing orgy, and half of me was like, ew, and the other half was like, Wow, I sure do wish that was me.

‘Loveless’ by Alice Oseman (publishes 9th July)

Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.

As she starts university with her best friends, Georgia’s ready to find romance. But when her plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain than ever.

Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

I’m enjoying ‘Loveless’ SO MUCH thus far. It’s one of my most anticipated 2020 reads because it features ace/aro rep and Oseman is an auto-buy author for me, so I screamed when NetGalley emailed me an ARC approval! As Georgia is attending Durham University (as did Oseman herself), picking up the references was a fun game as I went there too! It all made me feel extra connected to the story and setting.

I’m sorry that I haven’t been blog hopping a lot this week – I’ve been dealing with a number of house problems which have taken up a lot of time! Fingers crossed next week will be less stressful and I can read more of your lovely posts.

Thanks for reading! Do you like YA contemporary? Is ‘Loveless’ on your TBR? Let me know any thoughts below!

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