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? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- 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!
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‘We are a tearless, tiny crowd, we survivors of David Shaw. Imagine it: five of us gathered like a wilting bouquet, my grandmother the one thistle standing.’
The book is:
The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, #1) by Michelle Hodkin
In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.
Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.
Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.
And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.
I’ve been wanting to read The Becoming of Noah Shaw for about a year now, but I really want to re-read the Mara Dyer series, first.
Have you read The Becoming of Noah Shaw?
What did you think of it?
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