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 stone raven dreamt of flying. She dreamt of rising on currents of warm air and chasing other smaller birds, of swooping into the woods, hungry for a catch. But this pleasant dream was interrupted by a voice. “Help them,” it said, “help them find their way.”
This is one from my TBR which I bought when it was first published. I’m hoping to get to it soon as it sounds spooky which I love! The cover is gorgeous, and I love the blue foiling on the title.
When Hedy and Spencer start seeing cryptic messages appear around their grandfather’s spooky house on Hoarder Hill, their holiday takes a sinister turn. What is their magician grandfather up to? What is he not telling them about the disappearance of their grandmother? With the help of a (talking) stag’s head, an (also talking) bear rug, and other peculiar spirits, the children set out to discover the truth.