First Line Friday

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? I saw this over on The Anatomy of a Bookworm but it was originally hosted by Wandering Words.

> 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!

Here we go! 😀


By the time Alex managed to get the blood out of her good wool coat, it was too warm to wear it. Spring had come on grudgingly; pale blue mornings failed to deepen, turning instead to moist, sullen afternoons, and stubborn frost lined the road in high, dirty meringues.


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo follows Galaxy “Alex” Stern, the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised by a hippie mom in the hinterlands of Los Angeles, Alex dropped out of school and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs and much worse. She’s practically thrown her life away and by age twenty, she is the only survivor of an unsolved multiple homicide. At her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend the most elite university in the world. But what’s the catch? Still searching for answers, she arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the Yale’s secret societies activities. The eight windowless “tombs” are known to be the hangout spots of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. However, their activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than imagination could ever conceive.

Did anyone guess what book it was? 😀 I have been waiting to get my hands on this book for so long! 😂 I was so excited when it arrived a couple days ago and I just had to feature it in this weeks First Line Friday ❤ Have you read Ninth House yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Hope you all enjoyed! Bye guys, happy reading! xx

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