First Line(s) Friday | November 26, 2021

Posted November 26, 2021 by Kaity in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 0 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 respect a good checklist, but I’m beginning to think my mother went overboard.”

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

Drama GIF by PeacockTV
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any guesses yet? no? okay, one more gif…

Podcasts Truecrime Sticker by Lisa Vertudaches

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Line(s) Friday | November 26, 2021You'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
Published on November 30, 2021 by Delacorte Press
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Queer, Thriller, YA
Pages: 336
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Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day.
Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out--he's been working two jobs since his family's business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up.... again.
So when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They'll ditch and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they've barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say...
Until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school--and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it's about to get worse.
It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common. They all have a connection to the dead kid. And they're all hiding something.
Now they're all wondering--could it be that their chance reconnection wasn't by chance after all?

“I respect a good checklist, but I’m beginning to think my mother went overboard.”

I’m reading You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus right now for an upcoming blog tour! Thrillers are one of my hit or miss genres, so I’m really hoping that I enjoy this one!

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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