First Lines Friday (7/30/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“Baba says only wicked things happen after midnight, but I know better.”

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I’m so happy I got my hands on an arc for this book! I haven’t started it yet but I do know I will be getting to it soon as it comes out in September. That first line has me intrigued though!

Have you read this book? Do you want to read it?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (7/16/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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War is no good for the young, or for love.”

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I have already completed this trilogy but I feel like it doesn’t get the hype it deserves! It’s a WWII inspired fantasy that deals with war, love, and family. It can be brutal to your feelings at times but it is well worth the read!

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (7/9/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“The room where they at last found him was so cold, they wondered at first if he had frozen to death.”

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I haven’t talked about this book since I read it. You can find my review here! This one really surprised me and had me intrigued from beginning to end! I’d highly recommend if you are looking for a YA Mystery.

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (6/25/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“I was twenty-two years and nine months old when I first fell in love with Tom Farley.”

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Here is another book on my tbr! This is an Adult Contemporary Romance. I picked it up last year. I also may have shared it on here before but I can’t remember, haha.

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (6/18/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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A short stranger will come into your life this year.
“That’s specific.” I wave the paper at my mother, who’s sitting across the table from me in our favorite Chinese haunt.”

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Another book that has been siting on my shelf for awhile now! I really like the cover and I can’t wait to read it as I do enjoy this author’s writing.

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (6/11/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“Aleja was a girl so hungry for adventure that sometimes she found herself in strange places.”

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I have seen reviews for this before on here and when you add in the gorgeous cover it’s an obvious add-to-tbr book! I am hoping to get to it this month and the first lines definitely have me ready to start!

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (6/4/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“Two nights before she was sent to the Wolf, Red wore a dress the color of blood.”

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I can’t wait to dive into this one! Luckily the publisher sent me a copy to review and I will be starting it today. I am looking forward to seeing what happens!

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (5/28/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“Any girl at St. Bernadette’s Prep should know three things: Skirts need to be one inch above the knee only if a teacher is looking, a dab of nasal spray will make any zit less red, and the lock on Headmaster Bailey’s office door can be picked with a credit card.”

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I finally got the last two books of this series recently and I can’t wait to start it! It is written by one of my favorite YA Mystery / Thriller authors. Those first lines are also very intriguing!

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (5/21/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“Each icy gust bit me to the bone. A daydream of roasting next to a fire in the kitchens while eating fistfuls of hot, flaky bread made the cold feel even harsher, the wind wetter and my stomach all the more empty. But the thought of death made me coldest of all.”

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I’ve had this on my shelf for quite some time now but haven’t picked it up yet. That seems to be my problem a lot, haha. I love the colors on the cover though and I am looking forward to getting to this eventually.

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)

First Lines Friday (5/14/21)

Hello Lovely Readers!

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!
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“I have never believed in fate or destiny or any other concept that invests the course of our lives with portentous meaning. Most people in our godless world believe we are born into random circumstance, and it is solely our own deeds and choices that determine whether we find ourselves in a palace or prison when we die. I’d not disagree.”

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I have been eyeing this book for quite some time. I absolutely love the cover. I don’t read much Adult Fantasy but I do want to read more this year and hopefully I will get to this one soon.

Have you read this book?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)