First Lines Friday

Hi to all my amazing Bookworms,

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm

I was browsing through other book blogs and seeing what came up on my recommended posts and I found First Lines Friday.

I would like to thank Amanda @ Literary Weaponry putting me on to this and Wandering Words for hosting.

So … What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • 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!
  • I have chosen an unread book from this weeks Bookshelves of a Bookworm pos. If you haven’t read it, check it out.
  • My mother was raised on fairy tales, but I was raised on highways. My first memory is the smell of hot pavement and the sky through the sunroof, whipping by in a river of blue. My mum tells me that’s impossible – our car doesn’t have a sunroof. But I can still close my eyes and see it, so I’m holing on to it.

  • I haven’t read this yet but I can’t wait to read it. It looks very interesting. Lots of fairy tales and characters that have bad luck. I love characters with bad luck, they get up to sooooo many adventures.
  • Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

    Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

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