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!
“A thick drizzle from the sky, like a curtain’s sudden sweeping. The seabirds stopped their tuning, the ocean went mute. Houselights over the water dimmed to gray.”
Interested? Keep reading to find out which book this is from.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.
At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.
Oops I’m late again. It’s just been one of those weeks and I’ve been fighting with WordPress a lot for some reason ~dramatic sigh~ Anyone else having any issues?
I remember finding this in a Buzz Books and instantly falling under its thrall. First there’s the cover. I mean, have you seen this book? Maybe I’m weird in liking it so much, but I think it’s gorgeous. And then there’s the writing, holy crap. It’s not the type of thing I would normally reach for, as far as the genre, subject matter, and writing style are concerned, but I’ve been a woman obsessed and I finally have it! I’m excited to read this and also terrified that I’ve hyped it up too much in my head
Have you read this one, or any of Lauren Groff’s other books?