I cannot tell you how glad I am that it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us! I’ve spent all week searching for jobs and my brain is fried, hence why there have been no reviews up. I haven’t had a lot of time to read and my own writing has been taking up all my spare time. Also, my dad is over from Ireland for the weekend so I’m looking forward to spending some time with him and heading out to Sherwood Forest tomorrow (expect a post on that little trip soon).
Time for First Lines Fridays! I’ve really been enjoying these as I tend to read the book after it is featured.
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? It’s pretty simple really, the rules go like this…
- 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!
So here are the lines from the book I have chosen…
“The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.
I’d been monitoring the parameters of the thicket for an hour, and my vantage point in the crook of a tree branch had turned useless. The gusting wind blew thick flurries to sweep away my tracks, but buried along with them any signs of potential quarry.”
I love it when books start out with descriptions like these, and I especially love when it’s set in Winter, my second favourite series. I’m already wondering why the main character is in the forest, what are they looking for? Food perhaps? Why go out in the snow? Already the scene is set and I can vividly picture this person hunting something.
And the book is…
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
This is definitely on my TBR list after I read Throne of Glass so I have borrowed it from my sister (although we all know I will end up buying the series myself just to keep collecting). Would the first few lines make you want to read it?