First Lines Friday: March 25, 2022

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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 Line:

Another night, another dead body that isn’t Mama.


Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s a new YA military fantasy.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint: 

It’s written by Deborah Falaye.


The First Lines Friday book is:

Blood Scion


About the Book:

Title: Blood Scion

Author: Deborah Falaye

Series: Blood Scion

Page Length: 432

Publication Date: March 8, 2022

Publisher: Harper Teen

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

SynopsisThis is what they deserve. They wanted me to be a monster. I will be the worst monster they ever created.

Fifteen-year-old Sloane can incinerate an enemy at will—she is a Scion, a descendant of the ancient Orisha gods.

Under the Lucis’ brutal rule, her identity means her death if her powers are discovered. But when she is forcibly conscripted into the Lucis army on her fifteenth birthday, Sloane sees a new opportunity: to overcome the bloody challenges of Lucis training, and destroy them from within.

Sloane rises through the ranks and gains strength but, in doing so, risks something greater: losing herself entirely, and becoming the very monster that she ahbors.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Harper Collins Amazon | Book Depository


Have you read Blood Scion, or do you plan to? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!

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