First Lines Fridays: September 30th, 2016
Oh man, how I love this series. This is one of the very first YA series I read, and I cherish it because my husband picked the books out for me from the library. 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!
Clare Danvers was in a rare bad mood, and nearly getting arrested didn’t approve it.
The line is from Bitter Blood by the brilliant Rachel Caine, and is book thirteen in The Morganville Vampires series. This is a must read series for any YA paranormal lover. Can I just say, Myrnin? He’s the best and was hands down my favorite character.
Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13) by Rachel Caine
Category: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication: November 6th, 2012
For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…
Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.
To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.