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 sun was raining again. Soft and bright, rainlight fell through the sky, each drop tearing a hole in the season. Winter had been steady and predictable, but it was quite poked through now, and spring was peeking from underneath it. The world was ready for a change.
I hadn’t heard of either this or the second book, Whichwood, but I spotted both on a visit to Foyles in London. I definitely judged these books on their cover. They’re so gorgeous I just had to have them!
Alice Alexis Queensmeadow, 12, rates three things most important: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. Father disappeared from Ferenwood with only a ruler, almost three years ago. But she will have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is Oliver whose own magic is based in lies and deceit. Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.