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 boy was beautiful.
Caramel-smooth skin, honeydew-sweet smile. Black curls on the right side on unruly. Strong hands and hard muscle and his eyes, O, daughters, his eyes. Five thousand fathoms deep. Pulling you into laugh even as he drowned you.
AND THE BOOK IS…
Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.
Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world.
But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya.
Inside the Church’s halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult
The Red Church is no ordinary school, but Mia is no ordinary student.
The shadows love her.
And they drink her fear.
WOULD YOU READ NEVERNIGHT BASED SOLELY ON ITS OPENING LINES?