Happy Friday book lovers! 

It’s First Lines Friday, 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? Here are the rules:

  • 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!


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Here we go!

The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.

I’d been monitoring the parameters of the thicket for an hour, and my vantage point in the crook of a tree branch had turned useless. The gusting wind blew thick flurries to sweep away my tracks, but buried along with them any signs of potential quarry.

Hunger had brought me farther from home than I usually risked, but winter was the hard time. The animals had pulled in, going deeper into the woods than I could follow, leaving me to pick off stragglers one by one, praying they’d last until spring. They hadn’t.



A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

This had to be this weeks first line Friday simply because it is all I can think about with the new book so close to release!

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must09 kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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  1. I knew I had read this before, but I absolutely couldn’t pinpoint where it was from until you told us 😅 I guess I’m a very fake fan… Though I also don’t really like ACOTAR all that much, except the ending. So usually, I’ll just skip ahead to ACOMAF whenever I reread this series 😂😂😂

  2. You know it’s a great opener, when you peer further into the book, willing the words wanting to see where they lead you.

    Not heard of this one but certainly love the opener.

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