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!
“And that’s also not food.”
Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…
Last chance to guess!
Today’s book is…
Red, White, and the Blues by Rysa Walker
Series: CHRONOS Origins #2
Also in this series: Now, Then, and Everywhen
Published on January 19, 2021 by 47North
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, Time Travel
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The United States’ past is hijacked in a time-warping adventure of future interdimensional, high-risk games by the bestselling author of the CHRONOS series.
History is turned inside out when off-world travelers challenge Tyson Reyes and Madi Grace to a real-life game of Temporal Dilemma. Three rounds from the opponents and Hitler takes Europe, Pearl Harbor never happens, a fascist cloud hangs over the postwar United States, and CHRONOS itself is erased from existence.
Now Tyson, Madi, and a team of seasoned players must make their moves—in 1930s New York. Jazz and the blues waft from Village clubs. The World’s Fair draws assassins. Madison Square Garden hosts Nazis. And the Manhattan Project never gets off the ground.
Tyson and Madi have only three days to undo the strategy that changed the tides of war and the fate of the world. A surprise survivor from CHRONOS could be their best hope for flipping the timeline. If he’s on their side. But can they risk trusting him when the past, the future, and the lives of millions hang in the balance?
“And that’s also not food.”
Okay, so this quote gives absolutely nothing away as far as what book this belongs to. Sorry about that. But! I can’t actually tell you who says it to whom, because that would be a spoiler! (although a very happy one in my opinion)
I’ve been eagerly awaiting RED, WHITE, AND THE BLUES by Rysa Walker since pretty much the moment I finished NOW, THEN, AND EVERY WHEN last April. It was originally going to publish back in November, which already felt like forever, but then…. 2020. It ended up publishing a few weeks ago and now that I’m finished my reread of book one, I’m really excited to finally see what happens next!
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