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!
So this is going to be my first time doing this meme. It always looked like fun, but I never got around to starting it. So here we go. Guess this book……
“Let’s get this straight – ghosts are everywhere. I can see them. You can’t. And, see them or not, they’re dangerous.
This is why my family has hunted ghosts for hundreds of years: to protect people like you.”
Hint: It comes from the land down under.
Have you guessed it yet? No? Keep scrolling….
Here it is…..
Summary from Goodreads:
The Marin family are outcasts of the ghost hunting world. They run a two-man operation in inner city Melbourne. Anton has the Ghost-sight, but his father does not.
Rani Cross is supremely skilled in hand-to-hand combat, with enhanced speed and strength thanks to her magical initiation into the Company of the Righteous.
When it comes to ghost-hunting methodology, Anton and Rani don’t see eye to eye – Anton likes to ‘ease their passage’ to the next world, while Rani’s all about the slashing.
But Melbourne is under threat; with a massive spike in violent ghost manifestations, Anton and Rani must find a way to work together to keep supernatural forces at bay.
And what with all the blindingly terrifying brushes with death, Anton must decide if he really wants in on the whole ghost hunting biz anyway.
I just started this a couple of days ago and so far I am loving it. Have you read this one?