Friday, 2 March 2018

First Line Friday (Week 42): If I Live


Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
 
Today's book is: If I Live by Terri Blackstock

If I Live
First line:
"Fried rice is not worth dying for. I should never have come inside."


Terri Blackstock has been one of my favourite authors ever since I first read her Cape Refuge series (which had me seeking out her older books). When I first read If I Run I was hooked on Casey's dilemea and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next, then after finishing book 2, If I'm Found, I was anxious for If I Live to come. When I was given the opportunity to get an ARC of this book, I was so excited. I devoured this book over the course of two evenings earlier this week because I did not want to put it down (but I had to because I had to get some sleep and show up at work.) I was on pins and needles the whole way though the story, but it was so worth it. I loved it! In just a few days, Tuesday March 6th, this book officially releases. I highly recommend reading this series. My full review will be up next week.

Now it's your turn!
Let me know your first line in the comments and then head over
to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!
 

22 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this one!!!! I haven't been able to get my hands on an ARC yet, and if I don't get one by release date, I'll be buying it instead. Maybe that's all part of their plan! Lol!

    I have the first line from Sondra Kraak's new release, Three Words and a Kiss, on my blog today, but right now I'm going to share the first two lines from my current read, 'Justice' by Emily Conrad, which releases on 9 March:

    "Snow floated onto Main Street, each flake large enough to catch the breeze like a parachute. A miniature army, launching a surprise invasion on March first."

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I just received 'Justice' yesterday :) Thanks for giving me a peek into the beginning.

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  2. Loved this entire series and couldn't put any of them down.

    I plan to start The Innkeeper's Daughter by Michelle Griep this weekend, so I'll share the first line from that book.

    "Numbers would be the death of Johanna Langley."

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I've seen two comments in the last 5 minutes about The Innkeepers Daughter, I will have to check it out.

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  3. This series is on my MUST read list!

    The turquoise water surrounded Kaia Oana in a warm, wet blanket of delight. – Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday!

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  4. I am really intrigued by that first line! I will have to check this book out.

    Happy Friday!

    Today I am showcasing the first line from Michelle Griep's newest novel, The Innkeeper's Daughter. I am loving the book. It is a page turner, and the hero is wonderful. I am just starting chapter 18, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    "Johanna opened the door to chaos, then stood there, jaw agape."

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    1. So many people are talking about 'The Innkeepers Daughter', I'll have to check it out.

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  5. Happy Friday! The book I'm sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, "Peace and quiet. That's all he sought." Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I have fallen in love with Karen Witemeyer's writing.

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  6. A good selection. Thanks for sharing. Today on my blog I am showcasing The Witches City series. I just started NO CURE FOR THE DEAD, a Florence Nightingale story. CHAPTER 1 September 1853 Some said I must have been possessed by a demon to take on the position as superintendent at the Establishment for Gentlewomen

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  7. Aaaaahg this series is on my TBR!!!!

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    1. The whole series is a great read.

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  8. Great first line for a great end to the series!

    Here's the first line from the book I'm currently reading, Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh:

    Evelyn Brandt stood in her kitchen, the sound of uptight laughter filtering in from the dining room.

    It's excellent!

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    1. Courtney Walsh is another must read author for me.

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  9. I do need to give this author a try!
    I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise on my blog today, so here I’ll share the first line from another book I hope to read soon, The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim:

    “Buffered by grassland, the collision is strangely quiet.”

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    1. I've never read anything by either author you mentioned, but really want to read The Road to Paradise sometime.

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  10. Never read anything by Terri Blackstock myself, although I do recall once buying one or two of her books for my late Grandmother, who was a big mystery buff.

    My first line is from Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky, which I don't think I will finish in time for my Blog Tour post on Wednesday."
    "February 1909: Isabella Grayson's shoes sank into the plush carpets of the Broadland's south hall, and she released a soft sigh"

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    1. If you enjoy mysteries you really should try Terri Blackstock.

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  11. "The bus came to a jarring halt with a whoosh of its hydraulic brakes and I lurched forward in my seat bumping my head against the one in front of me."

    Never by Shay Lynam

    A Peter Pan retelling.

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