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First Line(s) Friday | March 5, 2021

Posted March 5, 2021 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 0 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!

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“We were the ninety-eight.”

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

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Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

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First Line(s) Friday | March 5, 2021A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel
Series: Take Them to the Stars #1
Published by Tor.com on February 2, 2021
Genres: Adult, Historical Fiction, Alternate History, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Pages: 304
Goodreads

Showing that truth is stranger than fiction, Sylvain Neuvel weaves a scfi thriller reminiscent of Blake Crouch and Andy Weir, blending a fast moving, darkly satirical look at 1940s rocketry with an exploration of the amorality of progress and the nature of violence in A History of What Comes Next.
Always run, never fight. Preserve the knowledge.Survive at all costs.Take them to the stars.
Over 99 identical generations, Mia’s family has shaped human history to push them to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices and sacrificing countless lives. Her turn comes at the dawn of the age of rocketry. Her mission: to lure Wernher Von Braun away from the Nazi party and into the American rocket program, and secure the future of the space race.
But Mia’s family is not the only group pushing the levers of history: an even more ruthless enemy lurks behind the scenes.
A darkly satirical first contact thriller, as seen through the eyes of the women who make progress possible and the men who are determined to stop them...

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“We were the ninety-eight.”

Last week I was able to review A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel as part of JeanBookNerd’s blog tour. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, let me be the first person to tell you that it is AMAZING! And also definitely for a niche audience. What have you been reading lately?

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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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