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!
They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart.
And they never will.
And the book is…
“The Shadows Between Us” by Tricia Levenseller!
Publication Date: February 25, 2020
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.
But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?
Would you pick up THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US solely based on its first opening lines?
Uh, hell yes! Honestly, I felt hooked from those first few lines; I’m reading the book right now (well, not exactly right now because I’m doing this post but you get it haha) and my curiosity is just running rampant. It gives the perfect first impression of the protagonist’s character, as well as introduce the tone of the story. Not to mention made me immediately think, “Whoa, damn girl. You’re scary but you seem really cool so I want to know more about you.” Haha No wonder this book is pitched as a Slytherin romance. As a Raverin (Ravenclaw/Slytherin), I am captivated and beyond intrigued.
Would YOU pick up this book? 🙂 Let me know in the comments!
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