Hello friends! Today I have a First Line Fridays post.
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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‘The legend goes like this:
At the tender age of 17, Maxwell Cartwright Jr. lost his mind and turned to evil.’
That sentence is from the novel named The Devils You Know, written by M.C. Atwood.
Plenty of legends surround the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wisconsin, but nobody takes them seriously. Certainly nobody believes that the original owner, Maxwell Cartwright Jr., cursed its construction—or that a murder of crows died upon its completion, their carcasses turning the land black. If anyone did believe it all, there’s no way River Red High would offer a field trip there for the senior class.
Five very different seniors on the trip—Violet, Paul, Ashley, Dylan, and Gretchen—have reasons beyond school spirit for not ditching the trip. When they’re separated from the group, they discover that what lies within Boulder House is far more horrifying than any local folklore. To survive, they’ll have to band together in ways they never could have imagined and ultimately confront the truths of their darkest selves.
From my October 2017 Publishings post, I wrote “I’m almost chuckling at the fact that these five kids went off and separated from their class. But I’m intrigued to find out what happens to the characters and about the history of the Boulder House.” And honestly? I still think that. But I also know that absolutely no good can be of them.
Have you read The Devils You Know? What did you think of it?
I plan on reading The Devils You Know soon, since the copy that I have is actually a library copy.
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