First Line(s) Friday | June 4, 2021

Posted June 4, 2021 by Kaity 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!

“Murder is wrong, of course.”

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

and one spoilery one…

View Spoiler »

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Line(s) Friday | June 4, 2021The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
Series: Truly Devious #4
Also in this series: The Box in the Woods
Published on June 15, 2021 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Neurodivergent, Queer, Thriller, YA
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
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Author Links: Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram

After solving the case of Truly Devious, Stevie Bell investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy in this spine-chilling and hilarious stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson.
Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder. After catching a killer at her high school, she’s back at home for a normal (that means boring) summer.
But then she gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls—the site of the notorious unsolved case, the Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: Come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case.
Stevie agrees, as long as she can bring along her friends from Ellingham Academy. Nothing sounds better than a summer spent together, investigating old murders.
But something evil still lurks in Barlow Corners. When Stevie opens the lid on this long-dormant case, she gets much more than she bargained for. The Box in the Woods will make room for more victims. This time, Stevie may not make it out alive.

“Murder is wrong, of course.”

I’m on the upcoming blog and bookstagram tour for THE BOX IN THE WOODS by Maureen Johnson with Turn the Page Tours, and I started reading it this week. I had read the first three books in the Truly Devious series last fall, and I LOVED them! I’m really enjoying this one too!

Have you read these books before? What did you think of them? If not, what have you been reading lately?

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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