First Line Fridays: August 23, 2019

First Line Fridays: August 23, 2019

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!
Ari was hiding out in the Middle Ages.
The rubber knight's costume she wore squeaked with
each movement and smelled like her brother -
before he'd embraced deodorant.

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy!

I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.

Now I’m done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.

When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

No pressure.

I know, I know. A lot of you guys will be like “noooo, why are you reading this?” Well, to clarify. I only read the first two lines so that doesn’t even count! Yes, I borrowed it, and I’ve been seeing so many reviews that are not a big consensus with those I follow and now I’m confused.

Should I or should I not read this? I don’t mind returning it if it’s a hard pass. Just let me know!

10 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: August 23, 2019

  1. I was so upset I didnt get an ARC of this and now it is on my huge TBR. I did get the library to order it but haven’t gotten to read it. I have probably gotten the St. Louis Public Library to order about 50 or more books in the past 12 months!

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