First Lines Friday #1


How are today? Excited for the weekend?
I haven’t been feeling great so I have couped myself up in my bed watching various romance animes for the past couple of days. It is the best cure for when you feel crappy.
Anyway, I saw this on Sepia Reads Blog (which I adore and you definitely should check out!) but I believe it was originally started by Wandering Worlds.

What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

Every town in England has a story. One day I am going to find out Sorry-in-the-Vale’s.
The closest this reporter has come to getting our town’s scoop is when I asked Mr. Roger Stearn (age seventy-six by young at heart) to tell me a secret about our town. He confided that he believed the secret to Sorry-in-the-Vale’s high yield of wool was in the sheep feed. I think I may have betrayed some slight disappointment, because he stared at me for a while, said, “Respect the sheep, young lady,” and ended the interview.

So? Would you read this? I want honesty in the comments below.

And so, the book is…

Unspoken (Lynburn Legacy Series #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan. Aka, my favourite book series of all time. I thought a good way to start this would be with something I know and love very well. For those of you who are knew here or skip the bits where I rant about how much I adore this series (because I know its frequent okay XD) this series follows Kami Glass, a girl that is pretty odd by her schools standard. She has always sensed that something is different about her town and when a shady old family returns and weird things start happening to confirm her suspicions she takes up an investigation with the most unlikely group of people. HERE is my review of the whole series. And here is the actual blurb:

Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met… a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.
But all that changes when the Lynburns return.
The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?

So, without any prior knowledge, both from the blurb or my past rants of adoration, would you read this? Based solely on those first few lines? Please tell me your thoughts below and also whether you liked this. I thought it was a fun post to write so I have hopefully put a #1 next to the title XD
I hope you enjoyed, see you tomorrow 🙂

4 thoughts on “First Lines Friday #1

  1. Sounds really interesting from your description, the first lines didn’t make me desperate to read more, but didn’t put me off either. It sounds more romance than I often read but I like the magical realism/fantasy element. One for the ‘maybe’ list I think!

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    1. I would agree that there is an emphasis on romance but it definetly is not the solution to the problems, which is a trope I hate. Based on the first lines only I would agree that it would have only been a maybe to me, if I hadn’t already read the blurb XD

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