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!

Do you know this one?

Need a hint?

It take place in New York City…

It’s a revolutionary story of culture, magic and myth….

Got it yet?

Do you want to know?

Keep scrolling a little more….

Ok here it is!

Here is what it is about…

Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. 

I watched an interview with this author last month and got very excited about this book. I just picked it up at the bookstore and I hope to start it soon.

Have you read this one yet?

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