White rectangle with large font swirly text reading 'First Lines Friday' and below it reads in smaller all caps font 'A weekly book feature hosted by Wandering Words'. Behind the white rectangle are teal and peach bokeh lights background design. Without further ado, here's round 1... First-day-back assemblies are the most pointless practice ever.And that's … Continue reading Triple round of First Lines Friday + September book haul!
Today I'll be doing a book feature of 'The Wolf and the Woodsman' by Ava Reid, out 8th June! Thank you to Ava Reid, Rachel Kennedy and Del Rey for the chance to be on this tour! It's not Friday, but let's have some first lines anyway (these ones are great): The trees have to … Continue reading Book Tour Stop! ‘The Wolf and the Woodsman’ by Ava Reid
"She opened the portal, and the mind met her more than halfway. Inside, it was tropical and snowing, and the first flake of the blizzard of everything landed on her tongue and melted." Intriguing, vivid, and more than a little mind-bending. What do you think? 'No One is Talking About This' by Patricia Lockwood (publishing … Continue reading First Lines Friday + Mini-review: ‘How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories’ (‘The Folk of the Air’, #3.5) by Holly Black
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, … Continue reading First Lines Friday (19th June ’20)
I'm currently reading two books so I'll do both! Here's the first.. "Some stories are spoiled from the very beginning. Some stories are rotten to the core." 'One True King' ('The School for Good and Evil', #6) by Soman Chainani Beyond Good and Evil. Beyond Ever Afters. The fairy tale of Sophie and Agatha comes … Continue reading First Lines Friday: Double Whammy (5th June 2020)
Today's topic: Opening Lines These are all lines that I thought of off the top of my head - so they're definitely memorable! If not word for word, I easily recalled the sense/atmosphere these opening sentences created, and my mind always links them indelibly back to that book, play or poem. 'Strange the Dreamer' by … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Memorable Opening Lines