First Lines Fridays (10) – June 18, 2021

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:

“Death-Cast is calling with the warning of a lifetime – I’m going to die today. Forget that, “warning” is too strong a word since warnings suggest something can be avoided, like a car honking at someone who’s crossing the street when it isn’t their light, giving them the chance to step back; this is more of a heads-up.”

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

Title: They Both Die at the End

Author: Adam Silvera

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Goodreads Synopsis

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

Thoughts & Comments

The cover and title of this one caught my eye in a display at Barnes & Noble a while back. I’m interested in the premise, as well, and the first lines definitely provide a punch right from the start. I’ve been looking forward to this one since I’m in the mood for yet another devastating existential crisis…

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

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