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!

“On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957 — the very day, in fact, that Dwight David Eisenhower took the oath of office for the second time as President of the United States of America — Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he’d hired to help on the farm.”

Do you know?

Can you guess?

Here’s a hint…

It was published this week…

Give up?

Here it is!

I am so excited to start reading this. I just love Patrick Ness’s books so I am sure this one will be a winner. So were you able to guess?

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