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First Line(s) Friday | March 12, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 3 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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“I’d swum with deadly sharks and stolen from deadlier men. I’d survived hurricanes, war, and even love—but I didn’t know if I’d survive this.”

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 12, 2021Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi
Published on June 23, 2020 by Delacorte Press
Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Retellings
Pages: 368
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A reimagining of the story behind Agent 355--a New York society girl and spy for George Washington during the Revolutionary War--perfect for fans of Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key and the novels of Julie Berry.
Rebellious Frannie Tasker knows little about the war between England and its thirteen colonies in 1776, until a shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity. The body of a young woman body floating in the sea gives Frannie the chance to escape her brutal stepfather--and she takes it.
Assuming the identity of the drowned Emmeline Coates, Frannie is rescued by a British merchant ship and sails with the crew to New York. For the next three years, Frannie lives a lie as Miss Coates, swept up in a courtship by a dashing British lieutenant. But after witnessing the darker side of the war, she realizes that her position gives her power. Soon she finds herself eavesdropping on British officers, risking everything to pass information on to George Washington's Culper spy ring as agent 355. Frannie believes in the fight for American liberty--but what will it cost her? Inspired by the true "355" and rich in historical detail and intrigue, this is the story of an unlikely New York society girl turned an even unlikelier spy.

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“I’d swum with deadly sharks and stolen from deadlier men. I’d survived hurricanes, war, and even love—but I didn’t know if I’d survive this.”

I just finished Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi yesterday and I LOVED it! It’s about the spy known as 355 from George Washington’s Culper Ring, and it is just perfect. I was also lucky enough to catch a virtual event with Veronica on Wednesday where she talked about her inspiration and research for the book, which really made my reading experience even better! 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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3 responses to “First Line(s) Friday | March 12, 2021

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Braced for Love by Mary Connealy
    August 1870 Bear Claw Pass, Wyoming
    Kevin Hunt came awake with a snap. A metallic clink. He didn’t need to figure out more.

  2. Becky Smith

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Sing Me Back Home” by Amanda Mason:

    “Lane McCay strummed his fingertips against the steering wheel to the beat of the country music blaring from his truck’s radio – his fingertips being the only part of his body that he could move without regret.”

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