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.

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!

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a great Friday ❤ How are you all doing in this strange time? Reading through First Line Friday posts from you guys helps keep my mind off everything going on in the world. I hope you enjoy this week’s First Line Friday! Let me know in the comments if you guessed the book. Here we go! 😀

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The desert sings of loss, always loss, and if you stand quiet with your eyes closed, it will grieve you too. Perhaps it is the comfort that the shared sense of sorrow brings that draws her to the desert. Perhaps it is the silence unbroken but for the wind sifting through the grains of sand on the dunes.

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The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad. Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population — except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar. But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield. Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.

Did anyone guess what book it was? 😀 This book sounds amazing! The world sounds so rich and vibrant, I can’t wait to dive in! 😍 And can we all take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous the cover is! Have you guys read The Candle and the Flame yet? Let me know what you thought in the comments. Hope you all enjoyed! Bye guys, happy reading! x

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