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!
“A girl is running for her life. The summer air burns at her back, but there are no torches, no angry mobs, only the distant lanterns of the wedding party, the reddish glow of the sun as it breaks against the horizon, cracks and spills across the hills, and the girl runs, skirts tangling in the grass as she surges toward the woods, trying to beat the dying light.“
I’m intrigued! Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…
Last chance to guess!
Today’s book is…
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Published on October 6, 2020 by Tor Books
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Queer
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A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
“A girl is running for her life.”
I finished The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue at lunch today and OH MY GODS IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! Seriously, you know those books that you just fall in love with and they keep going and you just love it more and more? That’s what this book was to me. As soon as possible, everyone needs to read this book!
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