First Line Fridays

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!

I read the sign again, glowing in front of me:

Type of organism: human female

Origin: Earth

Age: about twelve years

This brand new exhibit will be introduced to the wider Earth Zone exhibition when emotional stability has been achieved.

Any ideas?

I was lucky enough to be sent this one for review, and having read the first page, I’m already hooked. Just need to finish my other review commitments first!

Goodreads Synopsis:

A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to give up. Together with his friend Iggy and the mysterious (and very hairy) Hellyann, Ethan teams up with a spaceship called Philip, and Suzy the trained chicken, for a nail-biting chase to get his sister back… that will take him further than anyone has ever been before. A remarkable story of sibling connection, friendship and interstellar adventure.

7 thoughts on “First Line Fridays

      1. Ross has a habit of making SFF feel like magical realism- everything feels like it’s bubbling along family contemporary, then it hits feels and THEN the mind blowing begins!

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      2. Which ones?? Brightstorm is perfection, I’ve read and listened to it with the girls and we all loved loved loved it and Wildspark is just so incredible!!!


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