September 27, 2020

Novel Lives

Book Publicity, Reviews, Author Interviews, and Discussion Posts by Susan Crosby

First Line 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?
Psst I found this at Becky’s Book Blog. Please go check her out!

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read, ARC, TBR, favorite read, close your eyes and pick a book) 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!

I’m going to play with the idea this week by utilizing an original and then a nod to the original…  

Here’s this weeks first line/lines of the original…

You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.


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Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

And Now is the nod to Frankenstein….

 

Lightning clawed across the sky, tracing veins through the clouds and marking the pulse of the universe itself.

 

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Ok are you ready for the second book??????????????

 

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

What are some of your favorite first lines or the first lines of the closest book to your or your next TBR or ARC?

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