First Lines Friday is a weekly feature 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?
Here’s how it works!
- 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!
Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
For this week’s First Line Friday post I’m shining the spotlight on the next book in my Grishaverse readthrough. I started Six of Crows the other day and I’ve read two chapters so far. I’m enjoying it, but it’s definitely darker than Shadow and Bone.
Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Age Category: Young Adult
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Number of Pages: 465 Pages
Buy the Book: Amazon
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .
A convict with a thirst for revenge
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager
A runaway with a privileged past
A spy known as the Wraith
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.