First Lines Friday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. (Unfortunately the links I’ve seen on other blogs tell me the site can’t be reached) 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!
Even now I still dream about Brodie’s Watch, and the nightmare is always the same. I am standing in the gravel driveway and the house looms before melike a ghost ship adrift in the fog. Around my feet mist curls and slithers and it coats my skin in icy rime.
Does that draw you in?