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First Line(s) Friday | January 8, 2021

Posted January 8, 2021 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 4 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!

“Cinderella has been dead for two hundred years.”

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 | January 8, 2021Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
Published by Bloomsbury YA on July 7, 2020
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retellings, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 400
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It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.
Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .
This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.

“Cinderella has been dead for two hundred years.”

I started CINDERELLA IS DEAD by Kalynn Bayron yesterday, and I am LOVING IT so far! Retellings are some of my favorite things, so I have high hopes for this one!

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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4 responses to “First Line(s) Friday | January 8, 2021

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line us from Endless Mercy by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. The second book in the series Treasures of Nome.
    Nome, Alaska. September 1904
    The lively tune on the piano couldn’t keep up with the smile in Madysen’s heart.

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