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!
I rarely ask for permission. It’s overrated.
At least that’s what I told myself upon sneaking out. Again. Gravel crunched beneath my feet. The heels of my shoes dug into the ground. I glanced over my shoulder for what felt like the hundreth time. I needed to hurry if I was going to get out of here undetected. From behind me, I heard a faint click from the front door.
Goddess. I’d never get away from them.
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s a new book by Brittany Weisrock.
Still not sure? Here’s another hint: It’s the first book in a new paranormal romance series.
The First Lines Friday book is:
Triad by Brittany Weisrock
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
Publisher: Lake Country Press
Synopsis: Athena Whiteridge, born into a powerful prophecy, along with her brothers, Anders and Atlas, form the Triad. Set to rule as Alpha of her pack, this wolf has a secret—Athena possesses abilities to manifest fire, capable of shifting into more than a mere wolf.
On a mission, Athena is rendered dumbstruck by an unsuspecting human, Kalen Ryan. All her strength and skills can’t save her from falling for him. Except—wolves don’t take humans mates. Without understanding their intense connection, the pair leave club Zephyr.
Forced to face a council of leaders and her family, Athena must explain how Kalen is beyond the Barrier and in the Unseen. In attempts to fend off concerns—Athena uncovers her father, Cyrus’s deceit and treachery that runs deep. The trouble is only beginning. . .
Join the Whiteridges, as they navigate betrayal, love, and battle an ancient evil in a race to save humanity and the Unseen.
Have you added this to your TBR? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!