I am all about trying new things and being a fun book blogger, so I am here with my first ever First Line Friday post. I hope you love it.
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!
I screwed up. Horribly. Like going to lose my job screwed up.
I looked around my director’s office at Phillip’s Academy for the Advancement of Wilds. My hands left sweaty imprints on her desk. I pulled them into my lap, lacing the fingers together to keep from shaking.
Hell, since I lived at my job, I’d be homeless too. I’d lose friendships, the roof over my head, and the most rewarding work I’d ever done. Holy-mother-of-god, how could I have been so phenomenally stupid?Theresa Halvorsen
It is Warehouse Dreams by Theresa Halvorsen!
Kendle’s job is on the line every time she rescues a Wild teen. But Wilds, with their uncontrolled psychic abilities, need her help. They need the chronically underfunded Warehouse, the only school available for Wilds. But accepting a teen with potentially dangerous abilities puts her at odds with her boss; refusing means the teen faces life institutionalized, sedated, and under restraint.Stephen, the new telepathy teacher, is a Bred. His wealthy parents paid for his perfect geneticcode. He’s not used to the Warehouse’s long hours, to students who float beds through walls during nightmares, or send fishbowls through windows-not to mention the food sucks. The only bright spot is the fascinating Wild teacher in the next room who plays amazing cello or guitar music late at night.Kendle doesn’t think Stephen belongs at the Warehouse, but when he helps save her and herstudents from a violent mob, she wonders if she was wrong…and if a Bred like Stephen mightfall for a Wild like her. But Kendle has little time for romance. As society ramps up its hatred of Wilds and the Warehouse’s resources stretch desperately thin, Kendle must find a way to keep the director from expelling the most gifted students as dangers to the school.Copied from Goodreads
These first lines are so good!
I agree! @shelvesofstarlight did a great review of this book the other day. I am only about an eighth of the way in but I am loving it so far. I just have to keep putting it down for tour books.
Great first lines! I’m intrigued. 🙂
Thank you! I hope to have the review up next week. 🙂
Looking forward to reading the review!
I’ve been wanting to try some new things besides book reviews too. This sounds like fun!
And I like your choice for first lines. I immediately felt the character’s panic and dismay. Great post! 🙂
Thank you Noelle. My views have gone up so much since I started having more fun with the blog, and it’s exciting to watch the number tick up each day.
Her panic is tangible and I loved it from the first.
Wow, great post Kimberly, this book sounds like something I would love!
Thank you Ellie. So far it is excellent.