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!
There was a door.
A splintered door with pink lilies painted on it.
Behind the door lay a crystalline lake surrounded by trees, their branches and leaves rustling from a non-existtent breeze. By the shore, on his knees, sat a boy with hair made from the night and eyes created from steel. His muscular shoulders shook as he cried. His robotic arms trembled from the fury he felt.
Terra Underwood’s dream always began the same.
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s a young adult dystopia by J.F. Johns.
Still not sure? Here’s another hint: It’s the second book in the series.
The First Lines Friday book is:
After Darkness II by J.F. Johns
Title: After Darkness II
Author: J.F. Johns
Series: After Darkness – Book 2
Publication Date: Jan. 9, 2021
Synopsis: Year 2160
RULE #.1 Humans AND Cyborgs are prohibited from communicating in any shape or form with each other.
RULE #.2 Curfew is from 12 p.m until 7.30 a.m
Applicable to ALL citizens, humans AND cyborgs.
RULE #.3 All propaganda against the government, written or verbal is a crime.
RULE #.4 All the above laws if broken are punishable by death.
WELCOME TO THE NATION
Are you ready?
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I love this series! Have you read it? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!