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First Line(s) Friday | September 3, 2021

Posted September 3, 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!

“Moscow can be a cold, hard place in winter.”

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…

First Line(s) Friday | September 3, 2021Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
Series: Heist Society #2
Published on June 21, 2011 by Disney-Hyperion
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, YA
Pages: 298
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Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners.
There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.
Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.
Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

“Moscow can be a cold, hard place in winter.”

I started the Heist Society trilogy by Ally Carter last week, and this week I’m reading book two, Uncommon Criminals! I’ve read the first two books before (although many years ago), but I’ve never actually finished book three! I’m really excited to find out what happens next!

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 Line(s) Friday | September 3, 2021

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham!
    November 25, 1913. Willow, Virginia
    Every fairytale needed an appropriate castle.

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