First Lines Friday #7

It’s Friday and you know what that means! It’s time for First Lines Friday 🥳


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?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • 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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!


FIRST LINE

I shouldn’t have been surprised that fairies exist.

A FEW MORE LINES

When elephants passed by in a lumbering sea beneath my window, flecks of light whispered in the dust, dancing above the rows of tusks and leather. I leaned precariously over the sill, hoping to catch a fleck before a servant wrestled me inside.

Do you know the book? Hmm?

It is…

RAYBEARER by Jordan Ifueko

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Published: 18th of August 2020

Length: 368 pages

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn—but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself?


Happy reading and have a lovely weekend 💜

7 thoughts on “First Lines Friday #7

  1. I’m listening to this at the moment and not getting along with it as much as I had hoped. I think I need to read it instead because I am a bit lost and finding the narrator hard to understand! Everyone raves about it so I am definitely blaming the narrator haha!

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