Happy Friday lovelies!!! Who’s excited it’s FINALLY FRIDAY!?!? I know I’m most definitely ecstatic to have two days off work and just relax… So let’s get started with another segment of First Lines Fridays!
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!
COPY AND PASTE THE TEXT AND BANNER (OR MAKE YOUR OWN!) ABOVE FOR YOUR OWN FIRST LINES FRIDAYS POSTS. MAKE SURE TO COMMENT YOUR FIRST LINES BELOW SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN CHECK THEM OUT!
The tide surged, carving a crescent in the sand. Water Collapsed against my knees, tearing the beach out from under my legs. But when the wave receded, the foam clung to something dark. Something long and still.
I saw his face, lashes tangled over blue lids, his lips parted against the sand. The breeze rippled off his clothes, ocean peeling from his face and dripping onto my hands. I was steeled there, not sure if he was real, until I saw his eves, a flash of his dark pupils.
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The Girl in Between
(The Girl in Between Series Book #1)
Laekan Zea Kemp
Published September 30th 2014
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Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.
But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.
Well… those first few lines definitely got me hooked! Did they get you too?
I really loved Pen and Xander and enjoyed Laekan Zea Kemp’s gorgeous storytelling, so I wanted to read something else by her. The premise for this book sounds super intriguing and fascinating. I’ve don’t know much about KLS, but I’ve seen a short documentary about it a few months ago. I was surprised to find out that a disease like this exists — it’s both interesting and incredibly terrifying.
Anyway, if you’re interested in adding this book to your TBR, then head over to Bookbub right now because it’s FREE for download.
What do you think so far? Are you going to add this book to your TBR or pass? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!