First Line Friday #5

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!

Hi guys and welcome back to another instalment of First line Fridays! I’ve been really enjoying this meme so I decided to continue it throughout November! So, here we go !

“My Palor smelled of linseed oil and spike lavender, and a dab of lead tin yellow glistened on my canvas. I had nearly perfected the colour of Gadfly’s silk jacket”

My thoughts:

This actually interested me enough, that I continued reading to halfway through the next page out of interest and now I’m DYING to read more. (Funnily though, as of writing this today (( October 20th )) I’m pretty sure I’ll be picking this up before you see it!

So, what book is it?


This was the FIRST book I ever pre ordered, and after reading that I feel like it was TOTALLY worth it!

Thanks for reading,


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