First Lines Friday: February 14, 2020

First Lines Friday: February 14, 2020

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!
The envelope drops through our mail slot like a love letter.

LOL sorry I just had to include that one. Do you guys remember that video?

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen!

When eighteen-year-old Ever Wong’s parents send her from Ohio to Taiwan to study Mandarin for the summer, she finds herself thrust among the very over-achieving kids her parents have always wanted her to be, including Rick Woo, the Yale-bound prodigy profiled in the Chinese newspapers since they were nine—and her parents’ yardstick for her never-measuring-up life.

Unbeknownst to her parents, however, the program is actually an infamous teen meet-market nicknamed Loveboat, where the kids are more into clubbing than calligraphy and drinking snake-blood sake than touring sacred shrines.

Free for the first time, Ever sets out to break all her parents’ uber-strict rules—but how far can she go before she breaks her own heart?

Yes look at me coming back with another weekly meme! This was fun and I got to pick one of my all time favorite books! It was so great, I read it in December AND January. Pretty much back to back. I loved it that much and I seriously can’t wait for the next novel. So what about you? Who else has read this one? Were you able to guess what the novel was?

One thought on “First Lines Friday: February 14, 2020

  1. Ooh, interesting first lines! This is still on my TBR and I’m *still* waiting on my physical copy to arrive in the mail (I swear I’m not gonna cave and buy the ebook as well)! I can’t wait to read it 🙂


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