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First Lines Friday | July 01, 2022

Posted July 1, 2022 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 3 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!

“I can’t believe this is the end of our tour.”

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

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

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Lines Friday | July 01, 2022Rivals by Katharine McGee
Series: American Royals #3
Also in this series: American Royals
Published on May 31, 2022 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Genres: Alternate History, Contemporary, Queer, Retellings, Romance, YA
Pages: 400
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Beatrice is queen, and for the American royal family, everything is about to change.
Relationships will be tested.
Princess Samantha is in love with Lord Marshall Davis—but the more serious they get, the more complicated things become. Is Sam destined to repeat her string of broken relationships…and this time will the broken heart be her own?
Strangers will become friends.
Beatrice is representing America at the greatest convocation of kings and queens in the world. When she meets a glamorous foreign princess, she gets drawn into the inner circle…but at what cost?
And rivals will become allies.
Nina and Daphne have spent years competing for Prince Jefferson. Now they have something in common: they both want to take down manipulative Lady Gabriella Madison. Can these enemies join forces, or will old rivalries stand in the way?

About Katharine McGee

Katharine McGee is the New York Times bestselling author of the Thousandth Floor series. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. She’s been speculating about American royalty since her undergraduate days, when she wrote a thesis on “castle envy”: the idea that the American psyche is missing out on something, because Americans don’t have a royal family of their own.

Katharine lives with her husband in her hometown of Houston, Texas.

“I can’t believe this is the end of our tour.”

I just finished Rivals, the third book in the American Royals series by Katharine McGee, and I LOVED it!!! Hopefully I’ll have a review up soon!

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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3 responses to “First Lines Friday | July 01, 2022

  1. Hello!
    I’m just starting Where the Road Bends by Rachel Fordham. So far, I’m loving it!
    “A firm peck to his nose startled him from his rest. His eyes flew open. A rooster, red and large, hovered above him.”
    Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of relaxing reading time!

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line comes from Hope Beyond the Waves by Heidi Chiavaroli.
    Osterville, Massachusetts April, 1993

    I stand rigid, arms pinned to m6 sides as my mother wraps me in a loose hug in Gram’s foyer.

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