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?
- 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
Petrograd, Russia. January 1919.
The moment the guard called her name she felt the weight of the other women’s eyes upon her.
It didn’t make sense, didn’t fit with the grim clock that regulated their lives.
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