First Lines Fridays – 28th August 2020

Hey everyone!
It has been a few weeks since my last one, because of blog tour schedules, but it is 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:

Ebenezer Tweezer was a terrible man with a wonderful life.
He never went hungry because all his fridges were piled with food. He never struggled to understand long words, like confibularity or pinickleruff, because he very rarely read books.


And the book is…

The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips

PURCHASE HERE (affiliate links): Amazon UKWaterstonesBook Depository

GoodReads Synopsis:

Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner of things (including performing monkeys, his pet cat and the occasional cactus) and in return the beast vomits out presents for Ebenezer, as well as potions which keep him young and beautiful. But the beast grows ever greedier, and soon only a nice, juicy child will do. So when Ebenezer encounters orphan Bethany, it seems like (everlasting) life will go on as normal. But Bethany is not your average orphan . . .


I recently read The Beast and the Bethany for the blog tour, hosted by @The_WriteReads, and really enjoyed it. It was a breath of fresh air from my usual type of book (super serious thrillers), and it was a very fun little read. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series when it comes out! You can find my full review, and find out more about the book HERE!


Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments!


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