Many readers buy a book based on the first line. Do you? These entries are from Amazon, my personal library, or other online booksellers. This first line Friday post features recent science fiction with strong female characters.
The Hundruns were coming. A whole herd of them, rumbling across the wilds, stirring up a dark storm of dust through the night.Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
Wind-driven snow skittered past the tall windows of the Lawless City Hall, rattling at its aged panes as if seeking entry.CLAW Resurgence by Katie Berry
If I had known the banana split would be my last ever. I might have savored it longer.They Call Me Princess (The Fallen World Book 8) by J. P. Chandler
No one speaks of the grace year.
It is forbidden.The Grace Year by Kim Ligget
The bald guy at the front door was the least impressive of the guards.CARDINAL: Book One of The Citadel Series by Riley E. Smith
Bags open, people. Power’s down. We’re doing it the old-fashioned way.”Drained by Marc Daniel Acriche
Kayla Covington had been here before, but this time she was determined no one would die.The Dark Side of Angels by Steve Hadden
Space is cruel to the human body.In the Quick by Kate Hope Day
The six silver spheres atop their posts, one for each point on the hexagon that filled the center of the Arrival Room, spun with dizzying speed, and a bone-deep thrumming echoed throughout Earth’s Waystation.Guardian of Shadows: A Nyx Fortuna Novel by Michelle Manus
The sun crested the horizon, and through the moist haze of early morning, crepuscular rays of light peeked around the silhouettes of massive stone pyramids and temples.Sandstorm: The Legend of Adira by Monica Clare
Forgive me for a little self-promotion:
The giant bronze angel of death loomed over Miranda Clarke’s shoulder.My Soul to Keep, The Fellowship Dystopia, Book One, by Lynette M. Burrows
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