First Lines Fridays – June 25, 2021

Welcome back to my blog! It’s that time of the week again where I bring you another First Lines Fridays post! To read my last First Lines Friday, click here.

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!

Today’s First Lines

I spent the last hour wondering if I would die tonight.

You can drop dead from a heart attack at seventeen, right? The prospect of tonight’s dinner party made my heart ricochet off my rib cage so fiercely I was convinced my days were numbered.

Can you guess what book it is? This book has been on my TBR for ages but these first lines have me wanting to start it right now!

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?


If you’re interested in All Your Twisted Secrets you can purchase it on Amazon (affiliate link)!


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2 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays – June 25, 2021

  1. This is such a fun post and a great idea! I love how with some books all it takes is a line or two to draw you in and you’re hooked. This looks exactly like the sort of novel I’d love!

    Sabina xx (from rosegoldreports.com)

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