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?
- 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!
“It is a truth universally acknowledges that a brilliant idea, conceived and executed by a cleaver young woman, must be claimed by a man.”
Yes. These really are the first two lines of a book, and I love them. Can you guess which of my books I got this one from?
Okay, maybe do some detective work. Here’s a hint: it’s a new release.
So, if you’re following the blog, you should know it’s the book I’m reading RIGHT NOW.
Fine! I’ll tell you!
It’s Pride and Premeditation! And the book only gets better from that first line!