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!
“You can’t kill me,” I said. “You don’t have the strength.”
In reality, I was already dead. My fate had been sealed by my own stupidity, but I wasn’t going down with a whimper.
I picked another recent read for this week’s post. I can’t help it, I’m reading some good ones lately. Which is wonderful after a mini reading slump I recently had.
This is my second book from this author and I’ve loved them both. They’re both so different from each other but still amazing. I’m really looking forward to reading more from her.
So, any last minute guesses? First lines can definitely be deceiving…
Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert
When two “big name fans” go head-to-head at a convention, love isn’t the only thing at stake.
Charming, charismatic, and effortlessly popular, Conrad Stewart seems to have it all…but in reality, he’s scrambling to keep his life from tumbling out of control.
Brilliant, guarded, and endlessly driven, Alden Roth may as well be the poster boy for perfection…but even he can’t help but feel a little broken inside.
When these mortal enemies are stuck together on a cross-country road trip to the biggest fan convention of their lives, their infamous rivalry takes a backseat as an unexpected connection is forged. Yet each has a reason why they have to win the upcoming Odyssey gaming tournament and neither is willing to let emotion get in the way—even if it means giving up their one chance at something truly magical.
In case you missed it, here a link to my review. This beauty comes out in a little more than a week and I highly recommend this story.