First Lines Fridays : May 06, 2016

Welcome to a brand-new feature here in Reads and Thoughts : First Lines Fridays! Each week, I’ll be sharing the first line of what I’m currently reading to entice, acquaint and maybe buddy read with you right? 😉

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? If you want to join the meme be sure to check out Wandering Words, and here are her rules below.

The rules:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (or your current read) 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!

So here we go, the first line of what I’m currently reading and from what book it came from.

“The wheels of the carriage creaked as they rolled across the dirt road.”

Ruined (Ruined #1)by Amy Tintera

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.


I’m into Chapter 6 and I’m so enjoying it so far. I’m so intrigued with Em’s next moves and what is Cas’ reactions would be. Yay! I’m hoping to finish this by the weekend. 😉

You, what are you currently reading? I’m interested to know, let’s chat about it. 🙂

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