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!
Once upon a time in a beautiful, dirty, exciting City full of people in chocolate and possibilities, there was a girl so fearless and so daring that….
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The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis
Stephanie Burgis shares an exciting and entertaining story about a girl with an unusual task. I love that she is strong and determined.
Silke has always been good at spinning the truth and storytelling. So good that, just years after arriving in the kingdom as a penniless orphan, she has found her way to working for the most splendid chocolate makers in the city as a master promoter. Although Silke loves her work at the Chocolate Heart, she’s certain it’s not going to last, and what Silke wants more than anything is somewhere to call home–somewhere safe. But when your best friend is a dragon-turned-hot-tempered-girl, trouble is always right around the corner.
Then Silke gets the opportunity she’s been waiting for: the Crown Princess personally asks her to spy on the Elfenwald royal family during their first visit to the kingdom. In return, Silke will have the home she’s always wanted in the secure palace. But Silke has her own dark, secret reasons for not trusting fairies . . . and her mission isn’t as simple as she hoped. Soon, she discovers that her city is in danger–and that maybe it’s more her home than she ever realized.
Can Silke find out the truth about the fairies while keeping her own secrets hidden?
Have you read any of Stephanie Burgis’s books? If so share in the comments below.