Hola and happy Friday, my fellow readers!
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!
This is not the way to spend a beautiful spring morning! Elena Klovis thought, as she peered around the pile of bandboxes in her arms.
Want to know which book these first lines begin?
The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey
In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can’t carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale…
Elena Klovis was supposed to be her kingdom’s Cinderella–until fate left her with a completely inappropriate prince! So she set out to make a new life for herself. But breaking with “The Tradition” was no easy matter–until she got a little help from her own fairy godmother. Who promptly offered Elena a most unexpected job…
Now, instead of sleeping in the chimney, she has to deal with arrogant, stuffed-shirt princes who keep trying to rise above their place in the tale. And there’s one in particular who needs to be dealt with…
Sometimes a fairy godmother’s work is never done…
I was gifted The Fairy Godmother last year. It’s one of Mercedes Lackey’s many backlist titles. I’m about a hundred pages in and enjoying this fairy tale retelling of Cinderella.
It’s the December 2019/January 2020 read for the book club for nerdy/geeky women that I co-moderate IRL. Each month, we read and discuss a science fiction or fantasy novel.
What are you reading this week? Feel free to let me know below. 🙂