First Lines Friday: November 13, 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.


Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s an YA fantasy by Sara B. Larson.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint:

It’s the 2nd book in the duology.


The First Lines Friday book is:

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.

LINKS:     Goodreads     |      Amazon      |    Book Depository

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I adored this series! Have you read it, or do you plan to? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!!

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