First Lines 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!

Myra’s mum gave her hand a squeeze and smiled at her from beneath her bright-red clown nose. “Happy deathday, Myra,” she said.

Any ideas?

I loved Louie Stowell’s Dragon in the Library series for younger readers, so I was very excited to see she’d written a book for slightly older readers. I pre-ordered this one which came with a gorgeous pin badge – couldn’t resist!

Goodreads Synopsis:

Otherland is a dangerous magical underworld – a place where appearances can be deceiving and anything can happen. A world of gods, vampires, and fairies. It’s also… horrible. When life-long friends Myra and Rohan discover that Rohan’s baby sister Shilpa has been stolen and taken to Otherland, the only way to rescue her is by taking part in a deadly game – three impossible challenges set by the Fairy Queen of Otherland. Win the game, and Rohan and Myra can go home with Shilpa – but lose, and they’ll be trapped in Otherland forever…

Have you read this? What did you think?

3 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays

  1. I’m waiting for a copy of this to arrive. I wasn’t bowled over by her dragon in the library series but I did like it, so I’m hoping the jump to a bit older will be what I need to really love it.

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