First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. I first saw this on Life of A Literary Nerd and decided this would be fun to start adding to my blog. 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!
Tonight, Ro would do something she swore she never would.
She’d trade her life for her father’s.
FIND OUT THE BOOK BELOW!
Ro has a difficult task. She has to kill a beast that is bigger and tougher than her. I’m reading this thinking I hope she wins but moreso that she survives.
Ro remembers the castle before. Before the gates closed. Before silence overtook the kingdom. Before the castle disappeared. Now it shimmers to life one night a year, seen by her alone.
Once a lady, now a huntress, Ro does what it takes to survive—just like the rest of the kingdom plunged into despair never before known.
But a beast has overtaken the castle. A beast that killed the prince and holds the castle and kingdom captive in his cruel power. A beast Ro has been hired to kill.
Thankful the mystery of the prince’s disappearance has been solved, furious the magical creature has killed her hero, Ro eagerly accepts the job to end him.
But things are not as they seem.
Trapped in the castle, a prisoner alongside the beast, Ro wonders what she should fear most: the beast, the magic that holds them both captive, or the one who hired her to kill the beast.
A Beauty and the Beast retelling.
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