First Line Friday 15.5.20

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!

The moon is full and bright, and I try to focus on that, try to distract myself, but it’s not working. Nothing’s working.”

To find out where that extract has come from make sure to read on!

How can I hold myself together, when everything around me is falling apart?

Neena’s always been a good girl – great grades, parent-approved friends and absolutely no boyfriends. But ever since her brother Akash left her, she’s been slowly falling apart – and uncovering a new version of herself who is freer, but altogether more dangerous.

As her wild behaviour spirals more and more out of control, Neena’s grip on her sanity begins to weaken too. And when her parents announce not one but two life-changing bombshells, she finally reaches breaking point.

But as Neena is about to discover, when your life falls apart, only love can piece you back together.


I’m currently reading this at the minute and it definitely has the potential to break my heart! I also feel like it’s really underrated as I’ve not seen many people talking about it so I would recommend you check it out if you like the look of it!

3 thoughts on “First Line Friday 15.5.20

  1. That’s a cool first line, it gets you in the character’s headspace fast!
    My current (re)read starts with: “I wasn’t feeling very enthused about education the day the vampire came to school” (Team Human, by Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbalestier)

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