First Lines Fridays (11) – June 25, 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:

“For the third time that month, a stranger recognized Orion on the street.

Orion sat in the passenger seat of Max’s car, his feet propped on the dash and his notebook on his knees, sketching a draft of a new spell. In the driver’s seat, Max gestured animatedly as he recounted a story about a fellow campaign volunteer, but for the past fifteen minutes Orion had only pretended to listen. Half of his attention stayed on his sketch, half on the bus terminal door.”

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

Title: The Relic Spell

Author: Jimena I. Novaro

Publication Date: December 17, 2019

Goodreads Synopsis

Magic rolls through Orion Tamura’s history classroom like a tidal wave of golden light that only he can see. The spell is deadly, and Orion has no idea who cast it or what they want.

Answers are scarce—all of Port Monica’s sorcerers vanished fourteen years before, including Orion’s father. Armed with his limited knowledge of magic, Orion is the only one left in the city who is strong enough to investigate the origins of the spell.

But the city’s leaders will stop at nothing to censor and sabotage anyone who gets close to the truth. Invisible otherworlders watch every move Orion and his friends make, and a mysterious sorcerer who knows the answers haunts Orion’s dreams.

Thoughts & Comments

I don’t remember what exactly drew me to this book on BookSirens, but the beginning definitely starts out on an interesting note. It seems to have magic and a bit of mystery. So, I’m excited to see where it goes!

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

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