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First Line(s) Friday | April 9, 2021

Posted April 9, 2021 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 3 Comments

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

“Cosmic Queers, gather round!”

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

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Line(s) Friday | April 9, 2021It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland
Published by Feiwel & Friends on May 18, 2021
Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 352
Goodreads

In Miel Moreland's heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.
Eva, Celeste, Gina, and Steph used to think their friendship was unbreakable. After all, they've been though a lot together, including the astronomical rise of Moonlight Overthrow, the world-famous queer pop band they formed in middle school, never expecting to headline anything bigger than the county fair.
But after a sudden falling out leads to the dissolution of the teens' band, their friendship, and Eva and Celeste's starry-eyed romance, nothing is the same. Gina and Celeste step further into the spotlight, Steph disappears completely, and Eva, heartbroken, takes refuge as a songwriter and secret online fangirl...of her own band. That is, until a storm devastates their hometown, bringing the four ex-best-friends back together. As they prepare for one last show, they'll discover whether growing up always means growing apart.

“Cosmic Queers, gather round!”

I’m reading It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland right now and I am LOVING it! In addition to having the BEST OPENING LINE EVER, it’s about a group of queer friends who had a really successful band… until they broke up. The story switches between all four main characters and it’s really awesome seeing all the different perspectives on what’s happening. I’ll have a review up in mid-May for an Xpresso Book Tour!

What have you been reading lately?

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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3 responses to “First Line(s) Friday | April 9, 2021

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Present Danger by Elizabeth Goddard:
    Chance Carter should have known this last delivery wouldn’t go down without a hitch.

  2. Happy Friday!
    I’m sharing the first line from Manor for Sale, Baron Included by Esther Hatch: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2021/04/09/first-line-friday-179/. It’s a fun book. I highly recommend it. Currently, I’m finishing up Night Fall by Nancy Mehl so I’ll share from there.
    “When he opened the store’s door, he found an old man sitting behind a counter, his head down, snoring.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😀❤📚

  3. Becky Smith

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “No Unturned Stone” by David James Warren:

    “Just try and outrun your demons, I dare you.”

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