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!

In her short life Lily Hartman had come back from the dead not once, but twice. Neither time had been particularly pleasant. The first she didn’t like to recall; the second she wished every day she could forget.

Any ideas?

I read the first in the 4-book series, Cogheart quite a while ago and have kept meaning to read the rest of the series, something I definitely intend to do now that the final book, Shadowsea has been released. These books all have gorgeous covers, but I think this one is my favourite!

Goodreads Synopsis:

It’s hard to escape the secrets from the past. Storm clouds gather over Lily and Robert’s summer when criminal mastermind the Jack of Diamonds appears. For Jack is searching for the mysterious Moonlocket – but that’s not the only thing he wants. Suddenly, dark secrets from Robert’s past plunge him into danger. Jack is playing a cruel game that Robert is a part of. Now Lily and Malkin, the mechanical fox, must stay one step ahead before Jack plays his final, deadly card… 

Have you read this one? What did you think?

5 thoughts on “

  1. Oh this is something I need to do, I need to read Moonlocket (even though I know the essence of what happens thanks to having read Sky Circus first- don’t ask, really really don’t ask I was a numpty)

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  2. I’ve read Moonlocket and Skycircus and loved them both, I think the world-building is wonderful. Really want to read the final two titles, but it’s the age-old problem – too many books, too little time! I’ll keep a lookout for both of your reviews as you’ll probably get there before me. 😀

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