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!
When her life flashed before her eyes, Elora wanted to forget it all.
The balance that had the power to turn her into a fae shattered into tiny pieces inside her heart. Its power spread all through her body. All reality ceased to exist as memories replayed in her mind.
Do you recognize the lines?
Hint: It’s the third book in a series.
Still not sure? Here’s another hint:
It’s written by Kay L. Moody.
The First Lines Friday book is:
Crown of Bitter Thorn
About the Book:
Title: Crown of Bitter Thorn
Author: Kay L. Moody
Series: The Fae of Bitter Thorn #3
Page Length: 350
Publication Date: May 11, 2021
Publisher: Marten Press
Synopsis: Faerie is forever changed.
Prince Brannick is still determined to become High King of Faerie but doing so will require support from the other courts. Many fae are still hesitant to back him because of the sins of his mother. He will have to offer favors and bargains that put him in danger.
He wants to fight for his rightful place as High King. He wants to end his conflict with the queen of Fairfrost for good. But his heart might be too broken to do anything.
Mortals in Faerie always bring trouble.
The cost this time might be too high to pay.
Have you started this series? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!