ANOTHER MEME? Sarah, you’re already doing T W O a week, isn’t that enough? The answer is no, This is really awesome and a super easy meme which ACTUALLY allows me to stress less about getting a review up twice a week, because sometimes I don’t have time to post two reviews, SO this will be going up every week, on Friday or Saturday, depending on wether I have a second review going up.
So, what’s it about?
First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? It is a meme that allows us to explore the world of fiction.
I myself judge books by their author, cover, and notoriety. So, seeing people do this challenge for months has had me pick up some pretty amazing books.
How it works?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!
- Finally…reveal the book!
“(Insert character name that would give it away) had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love. Her family traded in predictions. These predictions tended, however, to run towards the nonspecific.”
Honestly this is a pretty obvious first line, it gives away what the book is easily. I was really intrigued by the first line, but it slowly began to interest me less, which is weird? BUT this is a book I’ve been wanting to pick up for ages, so I’m actually still interested.
THE RAVEN BOYS – MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Even if Blue hadn’t been told her true love would die if she kissed him, she would stay away from boys. Especially the ones from the local private school. Known as Raven Boys, they only mean trouble.
But this is the year that everything will change for Blue.
This is the year that she will be drawn into the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys. And the year Blue will discover that magic does exist.
This is the year she will fall in love.
SO, HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? Does this first line make you want to?
until next time,