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!
It was late December in the south of England, and though it was only three in the afternoon, the sky outside Charlotte Holmes’s bedroom window was as black and full as it would’ve been in the Arctic Circle.
Yeah… the first line gave it away, didn’t it? Just a small bit.
Still, I wanted to talk just a little bit about it!
Right now, I’m about 40% into it. (Although, by the time this posts, I might be done!) And, I’m not loving it as much as the first book, but I’m still enjoying it. It’s so angsty and there’s definitely a slight love triangle. Although, not instalove so I’m okay with it!
Either way, I’m still really glad that I’ve jumped into this series.
What do you think of the first line? Would you read this based on it?
Have you read this? What did you think?