First Lines Fridays: 9 September 2016

Ah I think I missed out on a couple of Fridays, but I’m back!! Things have been a bit busy at work, so I can’t quite read as much as I’d like to. I’m trying to balance it out though, by allotting time in the evenings to reading!

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!


The bone drums had been pounding across the jagged slopes of Black Mountains since sundown.

That’s it. Because if I type anything more it’s a dead giveaway.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas


The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

Guys, I’m not even halfway through Queen of Shadows but I had to get my hands on this already. I know some of y’all have already read this (UGH I’M SO JEALOUS wish I had better time management too lol) and I’m going to abstain from reading reviews!

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