First Lines Fridays: May 19th

I’m going to try out something a little new 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?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • 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!

As a writer, I think first sentence are really interesting and important. But, as a writer, I know I do not really remember first lines. I think this feature will be a good way to pay a little more attention.

Walking to school over the snow-muffled cobbles, Karou had no sinister premonitions about the day. 

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