First Line Fridays: Week 3

Hi all!

My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.

Here is another first line Friday for you to prepare yourself for the weekend.

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?

  • 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!

Mommy forgot to warn the new babysitter about the basement.

Chloe teetered on the top, chubby hands reaching up to clock both railings, her arms shaking so much she could barely hang on. Her legs shook, too, the Scooby Doo hands on her slippers bobbing. Even her breath shook, puffing like she’d been running.

Photo and blurb taken from

I loved reading that book and I simply can’t get enough of Kelley Armstrong’s writing, which I think you might have guessed by now, especially with two weeks dedicated to her in my Bookshelves of a Bookworm. If you haven’t read this week’s edition, or you want to re-read it, find it here.

My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost – and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won’t leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a “special home” for troubled teens. Yet the home isn’t what it seems. Don’t tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It’s up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House… before its skeletons come back to haunt me. 


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