First Lines Fridays #2

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!

Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them—made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.

Her story begins on a train.

And the book is…









Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin!


I don’t talk about this book a lot (hell, I haven’t even written a review for it) but guys, this book? Amazing. You say you’re not that into historical fiction? Well, what if I tell you that this book is an alternate take on history. One where Hitler is alive, Germany wins World War 2 and a shape-shifting Jewish girl plans to end the reign of the Nazis.

Told ya you’d like this.

What do you think of these first lines? Do they make you want to pick up this book? Let’s discuss down below in the comments!

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