It’s the first Friday of the brand new year. Let’s bring in the New Year with great reads. For this First Lines Friday, I’m sharing recently released books. New books for a new year. Would you buy or read any of these?
I’m standing at the water’s edge when the phone call comes, sand to my ankles, sinking deeper with each advance of the waves breaking on the beach.Branches by Adam Peter Johnson
Fronson felt alive. The adrenaline had yet to subside.Anomaly One: Book One of the Singer of Days by Rick Krusky
The figure of the man came from the impossible.The Quickening of Water: Book One of the Singer of Days by J. Andrew Evans
Olivia drops down to one knee and waits in the shadows at the end of the street.Inside Outside by Sharlie M. Riverton
Jessica13 dreamed of adventure outside the bunker.Origins: Bulletfoot Origins Book One by Marshal Rust
They didn’t think Flynne’s brother had PTSD, but that sometimes the haptics glitched him.The Peripheral Book one of The Jackpot Trilogy by William Gibson
She burst through the trees, cradling the creature in her arms.Jinxed by Amy McCulloch
Sevastyan Amurov paced back and forth with long, angry strides, trying to rid his body of the dark, ugly, animalistic, moody edge his leopard brought along with his own bad temper.Leopard’s Rage by Christine Feehan
A dystopian thriller
The coffin smelled of sulfur.Complex: Book one of Silent Beautiful Universe by A.D. Enderly
Bring in the New Year with Great First Lines
Wishes and traditions and resolutions aside—the new year offers possibilities. So my wish for you is to dream big and work hard toward making your dreams come true. Let’s make 2021 a better year no matter what trials and tribulations try to get away. And finally, I hope you bring in the new year with great first lines, reading a great book.
I think the last one is my favorite (“Complex”), but the one from “Origins” is a close second.
I love these “first lines” features! Thanks for another good one!
Yeah, I really like the one from Complex as well. And the one for Origins is good, too. I’m glad you enjoy these posts. As long as people keep telling me they like them, I’ll keep doing them. Funny thing, I never run out of stories to grab lines from! *smile*