First Lines Friday

I like to participate in this feature a lot because it helps us to check how much we remember of those books we have read and loved. The first lines of a novel do quite a bit of heavy lifting—they welcome us into a story, pique our interest, and initiate the whole process that keep us glued to the pages, until before we know it, we have consumed a good amount of a book. And although a story’s ending is usually what sticks in our brains the most, the first lines are what have paved the way to make us get there.

So here’s my installment for this week.

The screw through …..’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the joint as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist after another. By the time it was extracted far enough for her to wrench free with her prosthetic steel hand, the hairline threads had been stripped clean

      

And here’s the answer: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I haven’t checked this one yet but it’s so high on my TBR list, I won’t be surprised if it’s the next one I pick up, a couple days from now. It received rave reviews on Goodreads, too, so guess I’m going to like it.

How about you. Have you read it, and if so, did you like it?

Credit: First Lines Friday started at Wandering Words, Please head over there and give them some loving.

 

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