First Lines Friday | April 8, 2022

Posted April 8, 2022 by Kaity in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 2 Comments

Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Reading is My Superpower, AND First Lines Friday, created by Wandering Words!

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!

“Let’s get one thing straight: this is not a love story.”

Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…

Asexual Pride GIF by Bustle
cambridge university lol GIF

any guesses yet? no? okay, one more gif…

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Lines Friday | April 8, 2022Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt
Published on September 6, 2022 by Peachtree Teen
Genres: Contemporary, Queer, Aspec, Thriller, YA
Pages: 352
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Some people join chess club, some people play football. Jack Shannon runs a secret blackjack ring in his private school’s basement. What else is the son of a Las Vegas casino mogul supposed to do?
Everything starts falling apart when Jack’s mom is arrested for their family’s ties to organized crime. His sister Beth thinks this is the Shannon family’s chance to finally go straight, but Jack knows that something’s not right. His mom was sold out, and he knows by who. Peter Carlevaro: rival casino owner and jilted lover. Gross.
Jack hatches a plan to find out what Carlevaro’s holding over his mom’s head, but he can’t do it alone. He recruits his closest friends—the asexual support group he met through fandom forums. Now all he has to do is infiltrate a high-stakes gambling club and dodge dark family secrets, while hopelessly navigating what it means to be in love while asexual. Easy, right?

About Amanda DeWitt

Working in a public library by day and writing books at all hours, Amanda DeWitt is always surrounded by books. When she’s not writing, she enjoys drawing, Dungeons & Dragon-ing, and also writing, just not whatever it is she really should be writing. When she is writing, she’s always looking to try something new—but anything funny is a good bet. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.

Amanda lives in Clearwater, Florida with her two dogs, two cats, and a handful of chickens. She’s represented by Cate Hart at Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.

“Let’s get one thing straight: this is not a love story.”

Okay, before I start telling you how much I love this book, I have to say that I do really wish the quote was “Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not”, but whateves. Aces Wild is absolutely AMAZING!!! It’s like Percy Jackson and Spellhacker were thrown in a blender and someone sprinkled an extra dose of ACE ACE BABY in there. I am LOVING this book so much!!!

What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

Do you participate in either of these memes? Let me know if you do and link your posts in the comments so I can visit! And don’t forget to have a splendiferous week!

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2 responses to “First Lines Friday | April 8, 2022

  1. Happy Friday!
    I’m just starting The Valet’s Secret by Josi S. Kilpack, so I’ll share the first line from there.
    “If Kenneth Bartholomew Winterton had learned anything in his life, it was that there were things a man could live without and there were things that were entirely essential.”
    Hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚

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