First Line Fridays: December 28, 2018

Well guys, I made it to Day 20 of Blogmas, which is not bad given that I usually can’t keep up with these things for more than a few days. I had a nice few days at my mother-in-law’s house up in Northern California, and many books that I’m late in reviewing, as usual. But I’m going to start myself back off slowly, with a little First Line Fridays.

first line fridays

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!


“When I wake up, all my friends are dead.
I don’t know when they stopped breathing, or how long I slept while they dropped off one by one. Josie’s basement is a windowless place where time does not matter, the lights set low.”





Heroine by Mindy McGinnis! That first line is chilling. It was not at all what I expected when I opened this book.

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