First Lines Fridays - September 25th
First Lines Fridays is my weekly feature for all you bookworms out there in need a little inspiration.
I have been posting these over on Instagram for a while but decided to further my reach.
Each Friday I will attempt to hook you in by posting the first handful of lines of a book that I recommend for you all to read, this way I can allow the story to grab you with the magic of its opening lines rather then an eye grabbing cover or a catchy blurb adorning the back.
Then I will reveal the book and include purchase links at the end.
The first lines of this week's chosen book are. . .
'𝘈𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥, 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘱𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴.
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘪𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘬𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘯𝘦.
𝘏𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬, 𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘱𝘴, 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘥, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩, 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦. 𝘏𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘎𝘢𝘪𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘰𝘤𝘰, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰 𝘢𝘣𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮.
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘸 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.
𝘚𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘭, 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥. . .'
And the book is . . . .
THE NESTING by C.J Cooke
Happy bookfam, its finally Friday and I for one can not be happier.
So how amazing does this story sound?
i was totally drawn in by that first page and find myself extremly eager to read the rest.
I absolutely adore a good gothic fairytale and this one seems to have it all.
Scary, dark and a beautifully vivid storyline, I can see myself immersing myself fully within this one.
💬 Can you name a gothic folklore story that chilled you enough to stick forever in your memory ?
Lets Take a peek at synopsis is below 👇🏻
It was like something out of a fairytale…
The grieving widower. The motherless daughters. A beautiful house in the woods.
Deep in a remote Norwegian forest, Lexi has found a new home with architect Tom and his two young daughters. With snow underfoot and the sound of the nearby fjord in her ears, it’s as if Lexi has stepped into a fairy tale.
But this family has a history – and this place has a past. Something was destroyed to build their beautiful new house. And those ancient, whispering woods have a long memory.
Lexi begins to hear things, see things that don’t make sense.
She used to think this place heavenly, but in the dark, dark woods, a menacing presence lurks.
With darkness creeping in from the outside, Lexi knows she needs to protect the children in her care.
But protect them from what?
What do you think?
Does this sound like a book you would love to read?
Let me know in the comments below ↓
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Have a great Friday
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