First Lines Fridays – 13th August 2021

Hey everyone!

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:

I pledge my life to the Hunting Lodge.
I vow to sever all seven clans as my own,
to protect them from what lies beyond.
I forsake all blood ties and blood feuds,
to offer up my name and my past.
The Hunters are my family now and always.
I swear before them that I will never lower
my weapons
in the face of darkness,
nor allow tyranny to rise.


And the book is…

Fireborn by Aisling Fowler

PURCHASE HERE (affiliate links): Amazon UKWaterstonesBook Depository

Book Blurb:

Lyra. Lucy. Percy. Once in a generation, a hero emerges whose story enthralls readers worldwide.

Fireborn is an epic quest, perfect for fans of the His Dark Materials and The School for Good and Evil series, that will spin readers into a magical world like no other–and introduce them to an unforgettable new heroine named Twelve.

Ember is full of monsters.

Twelve gave up her name and identity to train in the art of hunting them–so she says. The truth is much more deadly: she trains to take revenge on those who took her family from her.

But when Twelve’s new home is attacked, she’ll find herself on an unexpected journey, where her hidden past is inescapably intertwined with her destiny–and the very fate of her world.


I recently took part in the @The_WriteReads ultimate blog tour for Fireborn, but unfortunately, I didn’t have space to fit it in my schedule, so I had to do a spotlight post. I am hoping to read it very soon though!


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

Let me know in the comments!


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