First Lines Friday

Welcome one and all to March. This is crazy that we’re here already. Where did the first two months go??? Although, I think that we say that every time. Time passes so fast.

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!

Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will be in purple.

Deep breath. Feel the air fill my lungs. This is the right thing to do. The country needs to see that our democracy still works, no matter how painful this is. Breathe out. Scream later.

Another short one from me. I think that it’s kind of obvious what this one is, though. Most people have read it already (I’m late to the game as usual) and the first sentences give it away.

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened

I’m not going to go too in depth with this. I’d like to save that for the review, after all. Get into what I thought once I read it. I’ve come to this book with opinions and while not all of them are being destroyed, some are. Either way, the writing is absolutely beautiful and I like the glimpse into what she felt, not her carefully constructed facade.

Let’s start with the end of the world, why don’t we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things.

Mine is very short this week as well because I think this small paragraph says all there is to know about the world this book takes place in. It’s a world that ends over and over again and now it’s ending again. I think it’s a bit obvious what this book is, as it’s part of a trilogy I wanted to read as part of my 2018 Bookish Goals. So without further ado, I present…

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

TheFifthSeason cover

So, I’m not very far into this, but I’m expecting great things. Everyone who I have ever seen or heard talk about this book says it’s incredible. I’ve heard almost all of the characters are people of color, that there are queer characters, and that there is even a polyamorous relationship. If all of these things are true then I will definitely be into this book. Especially because the concept itself is very interesting. I’m glad I’m not putting it off any longer. 

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