First Lines Friday: September 18, 2020

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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:

Before the beginning…

Memories were a tricky thing. They could elude you-or refuse to leave you alone. They could linger and linger-or refuse to return, no matter how hard you tried to recall them.

Can you guess the book?

Hint: It’s the second book in a fantasy duology.

Still Unsure? Here’s Another Hint: It’s by bestselling author Sara B. Larson.


The First Lines Friday Book Is:

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Title: Warriors of Wing and Flame

Author: Sara B. Larson

Series: Sisters of Shadow and Light (Book 2)

Publication Date: Oct. 27, 2020

Publisher: Tor Teen

Synopsis: The doorway between the magical Visempirum and the human world has been reopened. Paladin are once more living in the citadel where Zuhra and Inara grew up completely isolated by the magical hedge that trapped them there. Amidst the brewing conflict between the Paladin and humans looms the threat of Barloc, who has stolen Inara’s immense power and continues to elude the Paladin who are desperately searching for him.

In this sequel to Sisters of Shadow and Light, Inara and Zuhra must navigate the treacherous paths of self-discovery, their love for each other, and for the boys who have captured their hearts. Together, they search for the strength within themselves to bridge the divide between the two worlds they inhabit, even as war threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—they love.

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LINKS:     Goodreads     |      Amazon      |    Book Depository


I absolutely loved Sisters of Shadow and Light, the first book in the duology and was delighted to receive and ARC of Warriors of Wing and Flame. The sister relationship in this duology is so lovely, and the fantastical world is amazing!

What do you think of the first lines? Do you plan on reading Warriors of Wing and Flame? Comment below!

6 thoughts on “First Lines Friday: September 18, 2020

  1. So far, my fantasy TBR list consists of rereads- eventually want to go back and read Harry Potter and Narnia a second time.

    As far as new fantasy goes- there is nothing on that TBR list. This is how Park Road Books can be helpful- they are really good at recommending books. Based on current books you love, they know how to recommend books that are like the ones you already read

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