First Lines Friday: June 30, 2023

  • 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 Lines:

Conscription Day is always the deadliest. Maybe that’s why the sunrise is especially beautiful today – Because I know it might be my last.

Do you recognize the lines?

Here’s a hint:

 It’s a new fantasy.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint: 

It’s written by Rebecca Yarros.

The First Lines Friday book is:

Fourth Wing

About the Book:

Title: Fourth Wing

Author: Rebecca Yarros

Series: The Empyrean

Page Length: 512

Publication Date: May 2, 2023

Publisher: Entangled

Synopsis: Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away…because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.

With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.

She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.

Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom’s protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.

Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon

Have you read Fourth Wing? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!

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