First Lines Fridays: March 31, 2017

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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!

First Lines:

The numbers on my phone stare back at me. Thirty more minutes of target practice before I can start my homework.

Interested? Scroll down for the cover and summary!

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You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

25876993Fighter. Faker. Student. Spy.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close.

Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top-secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan.

Now Reagan must decide: Will she use her incredible talents and lead the dangerous life she was born into, or throw it all away to follow her heart and embrace the normal life she’s always wanted? And does she even have a choice?


If you’ve read this one, I’d love to hear your thoughts because I can’t even remember how it wound up on my TBR!

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2 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays: March 31, 2017

  1. I admit those lines didn’t hook me. But I’m also not a fan of the first-person present in novels because it’s difficult to pull off effectively.

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