First Lines Friday – March 27, 2020

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

First Lines:

I was thirteen when the truth first revealed itself to me.

It happened on a day usually set aside for celebration in Misroth, now weighed down by the loss of our king.

Do you know the book?

The First Lines Friday Book Is:

Title: Silent Kingdom

Author: Rachel L. Schade

Series: Silent Kingdom (Book 1)

Genre: Fantasy

Page Length: 247

Publication Date: September 29, 2018


Chosen by truth. Marked for death. Halia must choose to save her kingdom, or let it fall.

Misroth’s king has died, and the entire kingdom is in mourning—or so it seems. After her father is crowned regent in his brother’s stead, Princess Halia discovers a terrible truth that could end her life. But when she flees to live in hiding, she discovers that the Royal Guard are not all she has to fear. Dark creatures stalk her, reports of oppression and war reach her ears, and her burden to protect her kingdom—at any cost—will not be silenced. (Goodreads)

I recently finished this book, and really enjoyed it. Of course, as you’ve probably noticed, I have a particular fondness for young adult/new adult fantasy series! lol

Have you read Silent Kingdom? Any thoughts? Let’s chat! 🙂

8 thoughts on “First Lines Friday – March 27, 2020

  1. This sounds like a really enticing book. I’m not the biggest fan of fantasy but this sounds amazing! Glad you enjoyed it. What are you reading at the moment?

      1. That’s good, I hope you continue to enjoy it! I’m reading What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne. It’s a YA about a girl passionate for feminisms and full to the brim with her angry rants. Love seeing her perspective though.

          1. I’m reading “How Lulu Lost Her Mind” by Rachel Gibson and “Cut Off” bu Adrianne Finlay. Totally different books, very different genres, and both are great! 🙂

          2. That’s good news! My reading doesn’t venture much outside of contemporary, though I do love a bit of historical fiction. The Nightingale has been on my TBR for ages. Have you read it? x

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