First Lines Fridays: December 9th, 2016
Happy Friday! Today’s First Lines Friday comes from a book I’m actually currently reading. Ready?
Each week we will pick a YA or NA book from our shelves and copy the first line, in an attempt to acquaint you with some new reads or reintroduce you to old favorites. We will have an accompanying Instagram pic to go along with our choices each week so check out #firstlinesfridays!
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? If you want to join the meme be sure to check out Wandering Words, and here are her rules below.
- Pick a book off your shelf (or your current read) 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!
Here is the first line:
The secretary fumbled through the stacks of papers on her desk, searching for my schedule.
The book is The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals #1), a YA Greek mythology novel written by Michelle Madow. It focuses on Nicole, a high school student who moves to a new town and learns that she is a witch with elemental powers. I’m about halfway through the book and it’s been really engaging, and I can’t wait to see what happens.
The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals #1) by Michelle Madow
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Publication: January 26th, 2016
Witches are real. They’re descendants of the Greek gods.
Nicole Cassidy is a witch descended from the Greek gods… but she doesn’t know it until she moves to a new town and discovers a dangerous world of magic and monsters that she never knew existed.
When the Olympian Comet shoots through the sky for the first time in three thousand years, Nicole and four others — including mysterious bad-boy Blake — are gifted with elemental powers. But the comet has another effect — it opens the portal to another dimension that has imprisoned the Titans for centuries. After an ancient monster escapes, it’s up to Nicole and the others to follow a cryptic prophecy in time to save the town… and possibly the world.