First Lines Fridays: 8 July 2016

Welcome to this week’s edition of First Lines Fridays! How has your week been so far? 😀

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!


My next read after Girl in the Shadows! 😀

My voice rose an octave, resonating through the Goshawk’s Hollow marketplace, drowning out the bleating sheep and the hammer of the blacksmith down the way. Dozens of familiar faces abandoned their business, expressions uniform in their nervousness as they anticipated the note I had dreaded daily for the past month.

stolen songbird

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the mountain. When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she realises that the trolls are relying on her to break the curse.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind: escape. But the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time…

But the more time she spends with the trolls, the more she understands their plight. There is a rebellion brewing. And she just might be the one the trolls were looking for…

Looking forward to reading this over the weekend! It’s been pretty blustery these past days so curling up indoors with a book fits right into my weekend schedule heh.

What are you guys planning on doing this weekend?

2 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays: 8 July 2016

  1. oo I haven’t heard of this author before, i’m intrigued about this book. I haven’t read anything with trolls in it before, so i’m looking forward to see what you think.

    My weekend plans are just working and attempting to read in between that, I look forward to summer so much when i’m at university but I always forget Work take over my life haha!

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