First Lines Friday – 14/02/2020
Happy Friday, Happy Valentine’s Day and welcome back to another First Lines Friday post! I’ve chosen today’s featured book as a best fit for Valentine’s Day. I’m not a big romance reader so I don’t have an abundance of books to choose from. However, I remembered this particular book starts with dialogue pertaining to a relationship and it really appealed to my sense of humour! I hope it makes you laugh as it did for me!
Anyway, let’s jump into the opening paragraph. Can you guess what, or who, it is?
Prague, early May. The sky weighed gray over fairy-tale rooftops, and all the world was watching. Satellites had even been tasked to surveil the Charles Bridge, in case the … visitors… returned. Strange things had happened in this city before, but not this strange. At least, not since video existed to prove it. Or to milk it.
“Please tell me you have to pee.”
“What? No. No, I do not. Don’t even ask.”
“Oh, come on. I’d do it myself if I could, but I can’t. I’m a girl.”
“I know. Life is so unfair. I’m still not going to pee on Karou’s ex-boyfriend for you.”
“What? I wasn’t even going to ask you to.” In her most reasonable tone, Zuzanna explained, “I just want you to pee in a balloon so I can drop it on him.”
Shall we find out what it is?
Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
Goodreads – Days of Blood and Starlight
Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.
This is not that world.
Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
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22 thoughts on “First Lines Friday – 14/02/2020”
One of my favourite books! Great post 🙂
I have the first book somewhere, this has made me want to read them even more now! 😂
I absolutely recommend them! I binge read them at the end of last year 😊 they’re that good!
I’m really excited to finally get around to this series!
I really recommend it! I hope you like it as much as I do!
I’ve only read the first book in this series but this is making me want to read book 2 😂
This is a hilarious opening for a book – the kind where you just know you are going to love the rest of it! 🙂
omg yes! i was thinking this was the book and then the names popped up and i was like OMG IM RIGHT :’) wow its been years i really need to reread it
Well done!! I’ve only just read them all myself but I’ll definitely be re-reading them at a later date!!
Never read any Laini Taylor, but heard great things
I love this series and I have also read her Strange the Dreamer duology. She has such beautiful writing!
I’ve not read Daughter of Smoke and Bone so this has intrigued me!
I adore the daughter of smoke and bone series, and Zuzana and Mik are one of my fav couples <3
Me too! I love how sassy Zuzanna is 😂
I love a first lines friday post! Did not guess it al all!
They’re great fun to read and to write! 😊
I’ve never read this series but I’m must admit that’s piqued my interest!
I hope you do one day! It’s easily one of my favourites!
Love this book 💙
Me too! The whole series is just fabulous!
This made me chuckle – what a great opening!