First Lines Fridays: May 27th, 2016

Crushed on by Sara Meadows, on May 27, 2016, in Feature / 0 Comments

First Lines Fridays: May 27th, 2016


Today’s First Lines Fridays takes its words from one of the very first books I read when I became immersed in the indie book community.



Each week I will pick a YA or NA book from my 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.

The rules:

  • 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!


I was kindling for the fire raging in my body.


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This is the first line of Scintillate, book one of The Light Key Trilogy by Tracy Clark. And oh, how I love this book and this series. They are richly and wholly written. I cried when the series ended because I wasn’t ready to leave behind Cora, Finn, and the rest of the characters. These books took me on a journey around the world and I treasured every second I spent reading them.

And, just for fun, here is the rest of the opening:

Whole one moment, but soon reduced to ash. And the world would forget I ever existed when the wind scattered me to the stars.

It’s possible that feeling like death made me morbidly poetic.


scintillateScintillate by Tracy Clark

Category: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication: February 4th, 2014; Entangled Teen
Purchase: Amazon

A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.

Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.



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