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!
“The forest was on fire. Flames licked at the darkness, stripping bark from the trees and turning the leaves to ash. Inside the great, glimmering inferno was a car, the front hood dented and the windows cracked.
Inside the car was a boy.”
This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher, my current read! This one comes out next Tuesday, and I just started it late last night. So far so good, but I’m only a few pages in. It’s a multiple POV though, which is usually a good sign for me.