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?

*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!

Are you ready?

“Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips. But this was not that day. “

Have you guessed it yet?

Need a hint?

The book just came out last week.

It is a prequel to a well known series.

Give up?

Last chance to guess!


Here it is!

The long awaited prequel to the Hunger Games is finally here! My copy arrived last week, but I have not yet had a chance to read it. (I wasn’t thinking when I started the Renegades series, so need to finish that first) Have you read this one yet? Are you planning to?


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