First Lines Friday: January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and safe New Years Eve!

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:

The sanctuary bursts with children this time of year, untrained pups bounding through the halls, chasing their tails. They arrive full of hope, and why wouldn’t they? ‘Tis no small feat to be marked by the Bone Throwers as having potential. The question is, how many among them will actually succeed?


Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s a new book by A.K. Wilder.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint: It’s a YA Fantasy.


The First Lines Friday book is:

Crown of Bones by A.K. Wilder

Series: Crown of Bones (Book 1)

Page Length: 400

Publication Date: Jan. 5, 2021

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Synopsis: In a world on the brink of the next Great Dying, no amount of training can prepare us for what is to come…

A young heir will raise the most powerful phantom in all of Baiseen.
A dangerous High Savant will do anything to control the nine realms.
A mysterious and deadly Mar race will steal children into the sea.
And a handsome guide with far too many secrets will make me fall in love.

My name is Ash. A lowly scribe meant to observe and record. And yet I think I’m destined to save us all. 

LINKS:     Goodreads     |      Amazon     |     Book Depository


I recently read this story and really enjoyed it! Is it on your TBR? Did you guess the lines? Comment below!

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