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 monster stood alone on the side of the mountain. He held out his hands. ‘Fly with courage and speed and the will of the stars. If you just do one thing, help return what is ours.’ He parted his claws so there was enough space for the moth to escape.
I’ve had this one on my bookshelves since publication and its one I’m really looking forward to reading. I think I’ll save it until half term when I can completely switch off and enjoy lots of uninterrupted reading time!
With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future middle grade fantasy classic – and the beginning of an unforgettable journey…
Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum’s boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn’t follow a strange silver moth through a door in a tree. But then… who does what they’re told? Followed by Marie, Imogen finds herself falling into a magical kingdom where the two sisters are swept up in a thrilling race against time – helped by the spoiled prince of the kingdom, a dancing bear, a very grumpy hunter… and even the stars above them.
Have you read this? What did you think?