First Lines Friday #12

It’s time for another First Lines Friday! Hosted by Wandering Words!!

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

โ€“ Pick a book and open to the first page.

โ€“ Copy the first few lines without revealing which book it is.

โ€“ Reveal the book!

Soโ€ฆ do these first lines entice you?

Hushflowers always bloomed when the night was longest. The whole city celebrated the day the bundle of petals peeled apart into rich red – partly because hushflowers were their nation’s lifeblood, and partly, Akos thought, to keep them all from going crazy in the cold.

That evening, on the day of the Blooming ritual, he was sweating into his coat as he waited for the rest of the family to be ready, so he went out to the courtyard to cool off. The Kerseth house was built in a circle around a furnace, all the outermost and innermost walls curved. For luck, supposedly.

Scroll down to reveal the book!

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The Pewter Wolf Reads: Carve The Mark Event
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
GIF taken from: http://thepewterwolf.blogspot.com/2016/11/carve-mark-event.html

This wasn’t the beginning I expected from this book! I’m not entirely sure what I expected, probably something more violent and action packed. But this definitely intrigues me, I wanna know if this flower matters to the story, why Akon doesn’t seem to care about it and where they live that is so damn cold!

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