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 am so excited to participate in my very first First Lines Friday! Thanks to Wandering Words for hosting!
“It happened again!” I burst into the stable, commanding my best friend’s attention.
“What did?” Larkin looked up from the chestnut horse he was tending and flashed a crooked grin. He was familiar with-but not overly concerned by-my dramatic entrances.
“Another monster attack,” I said, trying to catch my breath as I sat down on a bale of hay.
The First Lines Friday Book Is:
Title: The Jabberwocky Princess
Author: Cece Louise
Series: The Forest Tales
Beware the Jabberwock . . . The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Kitchen maid Kainda is the daughter of a disgraced monster-hunter. She longs to learn more about strange beasts and use the hunting skills her father taught her, but kitchen maids don’t get to have adventures—especially not a girl everyone thinks is crazy.
That is until devil-may-care Prince Ander enlists her help in defeating a monster troubling a nearby kingdom. With her misfit knight best friend by her side, Kainda thinks it’s the perfect arrangement. She gets adventure and financial freedom, while Prince Ander gets to marry the princess of Fernshire.
Until the beast proves more troublesome than anyone imagined, and secrets from her father’s past raise the question: What is more dangerous—myth or reality?
A standalone read perfect for fans of sweet romance, suspense, and fairy tales!
I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it to readers who enjoy action-packed and creative fantasy stories with strong female protagonists. Check out my full review here!