First Lines Friday! #28

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:

– Pick a book and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without revealing which book it is.

– Reveal the book!

So… do these first lines entice you?

Today is the Ritual of Purity.

The nervous thought circles in my head as I hurry towards the barn, gathering my cloak to ward off the cold. It’s early morning, and the sun hasn’t yet begun to climb above the snow-dusted trees encircling our small farmhouse.

Scroll down to reveal the book!

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The Gilded Ones (Gilded, 1) : Namina Forna: Amazon.co.uk: Books
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

When I spotted this beautiful paperback with sprayed edges in Tesco’s I could not resist!! This is a YA fantasy that I’ve heard so so much about where those with golden blood are outcast from society. But our protagonist takes her future into her own hands and fights back! I’m so excited to delve into this!

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