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? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- 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!
Getting shot isn’t the worst part. It’s the aftermath that really fucks you up.
Man, I’ve really picked some potty-mouth lines the last couple of weeks!
I’m kind of making it hard this week because these lines are from an ARC. But the book is getting a lot of buzz so I think some of you might know this one.
And if you don’t recognize it, maybe this post will pique your interest.
A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison
Don’t let the salty language fool you, this is actually a YA book. And, to be fair, it isn’t actually littered with such language. Only where it’s authentic in use. I, for one, am in no way offended by swearing. I know many others are, though. So, don’t let that stop you from checking this one out when it’s published next week. I’m still reading this story, but my review will be posted by the end of next week if you want to learn more.