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.
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!