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!
Nicholas Young slumped into the nearest seat in the hotel lobby, drained from the sixteen-hour flight from Singapore, the train ride from Heathrow Airport, and trudging through the rain-soaked streets.
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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The author was spot on with the title for this book. These characters are crazy but in a typical kind of way. The romance is beautiful between the two main characters. This book is classic for the saying to not judge a book by its cover. I’m truly enjoying it.
The New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home in quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that is childhood home looks like a palace; too, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.
On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a Target on her back the second she stepped off the plane, and soon her relax vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Have you read this book and any of the other books in this series by Kevin Kwan? Let me know in the comments below.