First Lines Friday – 08 November

Yayaya, HAPPY FRIYAY, book lovers and friends 😍We’re back with another First Lines Friday! This 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? Here are THE RULES:

  • 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!

First lines:

“It was a storm.
Adrenaline ripped through my veins like lightning as I leaned close to the body of my crow, preparing to execute a dive. Iyla’s warm, steady heat kept me grounded, even hundreds of feet in the air.”

Do you recognize the book these first lines come from?

Okay, okay, calm yourself Loki, mate...

*drumroll please!*

The book is: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.

That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.

But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

Have you read The Storm Crow or is it on your TBR?
Leave me a comment and let’s chat 🙂

12 thoughts on “First Lines Friday – 08 November

  1. I knew it! 😄 it’s astounding how proud of myself I feel right now. I almost never guess these! I remember reading the first page once at the library. The cover was stunning but I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it. I should give it a try sometime! Jen

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    • Haha I know these feels. I’m always so happy when I can guess the book (like with your post)! 🤣 The cover is really awesome. I’ve heard some mixed reviews but as per usual, I always buy buy buy and then let it linger unread on my shelf for ages before reading it 🙈 I’ve got mad problems haha

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