First Lines Fridays #110

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!

“It’s the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”

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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

The Scorpio RacesWhat a chilling and ominous start to a story that’s been on my TBR forever. I want to finish my raven cycle reread and get to Call Down the Hawk, but The Scorpio Races is definitely a priority for me.


Goodreads Synopsis: It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.


Have you read any of Maggie Steifvater’s? Which is your favorite? Share below!
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