First Lines Fridays: October 7th, 2016
Today’s First Lines Fridays is from a blog favorite, a book that Kelly and I have raved about before. 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. Check out our instagram too!
Okay, so that’s a little vague, and could be any book, right? But in this case, it’s the very first line from Relentless by Karen Lynch. If you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for? It’s one of the penultimate YA paranormal series, in my humble opinion (and I think in Kelly’s, too), and it follows Sara Grey through a world of trolls, vampires, and smokin’ hot warriors. Speaking of which, Karen is getting ready to release Warrior on October 25th; this book is the retelling of the entire trilogy through Nikolas’ point of view. Swoon!
Category: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication: December 26th, 2013
Purchase: Amazon – ebook is FREE!
Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunted by memories of that day and driven by the need to understand why it happened. She lives a life full of secrets and her family and friends have no idea of the supernatural world she is immersed in or of Sara’s own very powerful gift.
In her quest for answers about her father’s death, Sara takes risks that expose her and her friends to danger and puts herself into the sights of a sadistic vampire. On the same fateful night she meets Nikolas, a warrior who turns Sara’s world upside down and is determined to protect her even if it’s the last thing she wants.
Sara’s life starts to spin out of control as she is hunted by an obsessed vampire, learns that her friends have secrets of their own and reels from the truth about her own ancestry. Sara has always been fiercely independent but in order to survive now she must open herself to others, to reveal her deepest secrets. And she must learn to trust the one person capable of breaking down the walls around her.