First Lines Fridays #4

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!

Today’s First Lines:

“As Wendy Darling pushed through the door, all conversation died and every eye focused on her. As she stood there, files stacked in her arms, the whispers started in hushed tones. The hairs on the back of Wendy’s neck prickled.”

Do you know which book this is from? Scroll down to find out!

Title: Lost in the Never Woods

Author: Aiden Thomas

Publication Date: March 23, 2021

Goodreads Synopsis

When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.

It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.

Thoughts & Comments

I just finished this book not that long ago. I enjoyed it’s dark take on the Peter Pan story. The first lines kind of give the book away, but I like how they already start to build the mystery surrounding Wendy from the very beginning. Check out my full review of the book here!

Does this book sound like something you would like? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments!

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