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!
My first kiss nearly killed me -literally.
We had just entered middle school and most of our class had already received their gifts. It was the year that most people came into their abilities, and the ones who didn’t – like me – were mercilessly tortured.
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s the first book in a YA series.
Still not sure?
The First Lines Friday book is:
Title: The Fae and the Fallen
Author: Brittni Chenelle
Series: Gifted Fae Academy (Year One)
Page Length: 275
Publication Date: April 2020
Synopsis: My first kiss nearly killed me—literally.
When 80% of the population is gifted with touch magic, it’s best to keep your hands—and your lips—to yourself. Especially if you’re an ungifted serf like I am.
The problem is, the most dangerous guy at Gifted Fae Academy is the one I want to touch more than anything, even as I draw the attention of the school’s most gorgeous Apprentice Fae.
When my entry exam leads to the revelation that I may not be as Ungifted as I previously believed… well… surviving until graduation might prove harder than I thought—particularly when a certain fatal touch may be worth the risk.
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I won this recently in a Goodreads Giveaway and really enjoyed it! I just grabbed the second book in the series, The Brave and the Broken, on Kindle Unlimited and cant wait to start it!