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!
As Wendy Darling pushed through the door, all conversations died, and every eye focused on her. As she stood there, files stacked in her arms, the whispers started in hushed tones. The hairs on the back of Wendy’s neck prickled.
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s a new book by Aiden Thomas.
Still not sure? Here’s another hint:
It’s connected to Peter Pan.
The First Lines Friday book is:
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
About the Book:
Page Length: 384
Publication Date: March 23, 2021
Synopsis: When children go missing, people want answers. When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.
It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.
Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.
This sounds like such a fantastic story, and I’m loving the first lines! Have you read Lost in the Never Woods, or do you plan to? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!