First Lines Fridays: 24 March 2023

First Lines Fridays: 24 March 2023

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!

Blue ink spreads like ants across my brother’s skin.

What I know: a boy in my school will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.

What I don’t know: who he is.

In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out his identity, but I’ll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill him. Because I’m starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice they’ve lost all hope in humanity? Well, I’ll just have to find a way—because now they’ve drawn a target on the only boy I’ve ever loved… 

Not that I wasn’t having fun with #faefridays, but I just wanted to get back into this one for the time being. I missed sharing some first lines for books that I’ve either read or hadn’t read yet, and I wanted to get the chance to share that again. Plus I always have fun looking up gifs to build up the suspense. I wish there was a better way to do it, but it’s okay! I still like this.

This was the book that introduced me to Pintip Dunn and I have fallen in love with her writing ever since. I can’t wait to see what she has in store. This was also a great dystopian type of novel that I wouldn’t have thought of, so being able to see that kind of creativity in a more recent novel was great. I really enjoy Dunn as an author and a person. I can’t wait to continue supporting her.

If you haven’t read this one yet, I highly recommend it.

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