First Line Fridays – 11th June 2021

First Line Fridays is a weekly blog prompt originating with Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? The rules are as follows:

  • 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!

So here’s we go…… I grabbed the nearest book I had lying around on one of my many piles of books littered around the house and here’s the first line:

“I got a story to tell you.”

Short and sweet right?? It draws you in though, what is this story and who is telling it?

It is……..

I’ve heard great things about this book and managed to get some second hand copies of the whole trilogy a while back. I enjoyed The Girl with All the Gifts by the same author (and I’m pretty sure I’ve read some of his X-Men stuff from years ago) so am really looking forward to diving in!

Here’s the blurb for those interested:

Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable world. A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don’t get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will.

Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of survival is that you don’t venture beyond the walls.

What he doesn’t know is – what happens when you aren’t given a choice?

The first in a gripping new trilogy, The Book of Koli charts the journey of one unforgettable young boy struggling to find his place in a chilling post-apocalyptic world. 

That’s it for now folks, have a book filled weekend!

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