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First Lines Friday | March 25, 2022

Posted March 25, 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!

“It’s so late that it’s early again.”

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

Monster GIF by SYFY
Monster Hunter Eggs GIF by Astrid and Lilly Save The World

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

Weirdo Im Normal GIF by Astrid and Lilly Save The World

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Lines Friday | March 25, 2022Scout's Honor by Lily Anderson
Published on April 5, 2022 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Genres: Contemporary, Queer, Fantasy, Horror, YA
Pages: 416
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Sixteen-year-old Prudence Perry is a legacy Ladybird Scout, born to a family of hunters sworn to protect humans from mulligrubs―interdimensional parasites who feast on human emotions like sadness and anger. Masquerading as a prim and proper ladies' social organization, the Ladybirds brew poisons masked as teas and use knitting needles as daggers, at least until they graduate to axes and swords.
Three years ago, Prue’s best friend was killed during a hunt, so she kissed the Scouts goodbye, preferring the company of her punkish friends lovingly dubbed the Criminal Element much to her mother and Tía Lo’s disappointment. However, unable to move on from her guilt and trauma, Prue devises a risky plan to infiltrate the Ladybirds in order to swipe the Tea of Forgetting, a restricted tincture laced with a powerful amnesia spell.
But old monster-slaying habits die hard and Prue finds herself falling back into the fold, growing close with the junior scouts that she trains to fight the creatures she can’t face. When her town is hit with a mysterious wave of demons, Prue knows it’s time to confront the most powerful monster of all: her past.

About Lily Anderson

Lily Anderson is the author of several novels including THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU, UNDEAD GIRL GANG, and SCOUT’S HONOR. A former school librarian, she is deeply devoted to Shakespeare, fairy tales, and podcasts. Somewhere in Northern California, she is expressing strong opinions on musical theater.

The Less Formal Version: I’m Lily, the curly haired gal in the pictures. I grew up in the slice of suburbs between Sacramento and San Francisco that never got it together enough to be the Bay Area. After spending my childhood searching for books about other mixed race kids who talk too fast and care too much, I decided to start writing my own.

My books are about snarky girls and emotional intelligence and—sometimes—monsters. As a woman of Afro-Puerto Rican descent, representing a diverse world isn’t a trend for me—it’s my greatest joy.

“It’s so late that it’s early again.”

I just started reading Scout’s Honor by Lily Anderson and it’s really good so far! the entire vibe reminds me a lot of my current favorite tv show, Astrid and Lilly Save the World. If you’ve ever wondered what Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be like in 2022 starring queer, fat teens- watch Astrid and Lilly on SyFy now and be sure to pick up Scout’s Honor on April 5!

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 | March 25, 2022

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill:
    December 31, 1883
    “I don’t understand why we can’t marry sooner. Cincinnati doesn’t require your grandfather’s consent.”

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