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First Line Friday | September 4, 2020

Posted September 4, 2020 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 5 Comments

Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of…

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First Line Friday | September 4, 2020What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Series: The Hybrid Chronicles #1
Published by HarperCollins on September 18, 2012
Genres: YA, Science Fiction
Pages: 343
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I should not exist. But I do.
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

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“Addie and I were born into the same body, our souls’ ghostly fingers entwined before we gasped our very first breath.”

Kat Zhang’s The Hybrid Chronicles are some of my very favorite books, and I recently started (re)listening to the audiobook of What’s Left of Me, which is book one. The only downside is that the entire time I’m reading this one, I have the chorus of Nick Lachey’s What’s Left of Me stuck in my head.

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You can participate too! Just grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books. Link your posts in the comments and have a splendiferous week!

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5 responses to “First Line Friday | September 4, 2020

  1. Happy Friday! I love that first line!!

    My first lines come from The Summer House by Lauren K Denton……

    The morning Worth left, something pulled Lily from her sleep, though at first glance nothing seemed out of place. The light coming through the bedroom window was soft and hazy. Above her the ceiling fan ticked and swayed, and outside a lone bird sang, trying to rouse its friends. Everything else was still and quiet.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!📚💜

  2. I’m sharing the first line from Finding Love for the Workaholic by Laurie Larsen on my blog today. “Isabelle Harmon drew in a lungful of air.” I hope you have a nice weekend!

  3. Happy Friday! On my blog I’m sharing from a non-fiction text called Just Show Up by Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn. I’m just beginning chapter 3 so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Years ago, the pastor who baptized our daughter was diagnosed with ALS.”
    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📚

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Haunting At Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright:

    Life was not unlike the wisp of fog that curled around the base of a grave marker, softly caressing the marble before dissolving into the violet shadow of the night.

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