I hadn’t planned on doing this post today because I usually do them every other week but this week, especially the past couple of days, has just gotten away from me so I decided to go ahead with another First Line Friday because it’s an easy and quick post to do since I am so late again. Todays first line comes from a book I finished at the beginning of the month.
First Line 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!
When we got the letter in the post my mother was ecstatic. She had already decided that all our problems were solved, gone forever.
AND THE BOOK IS
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Have you read this book/series? Do you plan on reading it?