First Lines Fridays #13

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!


My sister and I were born all tangled up together, both tiny enough that our unruly descent jut narrowly missed killing our mother.

Find out the book below!

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Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović

Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter, #1)

I’ll admit it’s taking me longer to read this book that I expected, but I am enjoying it. First of all, I was HOOKED by the cover, it’s stunning. Plus, I just had a great reading experience with another magical realism book, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls.

The writing definitely matches this gorgeous cover. It’s vivid and descriptive, creating a rich environment. So far, I haven’t connected with the characters as much as I would like to, but it’s starting to get there! I can feel the overall purpose building, and the characters are becoming more active.


Goodreads Synopsis: All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love.

But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?


Wicked Like A Wildfire comes out August 15th, so make sure you keep an eye out for it!!!

Are you excited to read this beautiful book? Do you like books with magical realism? Share down below!

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