It’s time for this week’s First Lines Fridays post!
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers 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?
- 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!
The first lines of today’s chosen book are:
As the first crack of thunder broke over Crescent Moon Bay, Grace Tempest opened her eyes. A flash of sheet lightning broke behind the curtains. Shivering, she threw back the bedclothes and walked over to the bedroom window. It had broken free and was wide open, beating in the gale like a glass wing.
And the book is…
Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper
Connor and Grace are twins, orphaned after their widowed father’s death. Rather than being adopted by the town’s busy-bodies, they decide to set sail for new pastures in their father’s last possession – his sailing boat. When a vicious storm sees their boat capsize, the twins are separated until two mysterious ships sail to their rescue.
I first read the Vampirates series when I was about 12 years old, and I absolutely adored it. These are the books that really got me in to reading, and will forever hold a special place in my heart. I still have the occasional re-read of them, and I enjoy them just as much as I did all those years ago.
The first 3 books of the series were re-released yesterday, with a revamp, and the most beautiful new covers, and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!