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First Line(s) Friday | December 24, 2021

Posted December 24, 2021 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 0 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!

“All right. I will tell you the tale, how it happened in truth.

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

Fairy Tales Books Sticker by HarrisCountyPL

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

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Line(s) Friday | December 24, 2021Gilded by Marissa Meyer
Published on November 2, 2021 by Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, YA
Pages: 512
Format: Audiobook
Source: NetGalley
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Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue.
Or so everyone believes.
When one of Serilda's outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move. The king orders Serilda to complete the impossible task of spinning straw into gold, or be killed for telling falsehoods. In her desperation, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious boy to her aid. He agrees to help her… for a price. Love isn't meant to be part of the bargain.
Soon Serilda realizes that there is more than one secret hidden in the castle walls, including an ancient curse that must be broken if she hopes to end the tyranny of the king and his wild hunt forever.

“All right. I will tell you the tale, how it happened in truth.

I’m listening to Gilded by Marissa Meyer right now! It’s a Rumpelstiltskin retelling, and I’m really enjoying it so far! Fairy tale retellings are *perfection* for me right now!

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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