First Lines Friday

First Lines Fridays: September 13, 2019

It’s Friday! It’s Friday! It’s Friday!

Can you tell I’m excited? *wide grin*

But seriously, it has been a fantastic week. If you have ever had a week that seems like everything is just falling into place perfectly, then you know what I’m experiencing right now. It makes up for all the other weeks that drag on and it seems like nothing can go right.

Anyway….to the books! I’m joining Wandering Worlds for another First Lines Friday, and I can’t wait to see how many of you have read this one.

As a reminder, here are the rules:

  • 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!

And so….

The matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness, was for peasants. And she was neither a peasant nor eager to endure a meal with the mongrel heir of House Nyx.

Ouch! Sassy, sassy!

And…

I…

Will…

Wait…..

Did you guess?

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi!

No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.

It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.

I received this book in an Owlcrate a few months ago, and I was prompted to move it up the TBR by Susan at Novel Lives. I’m not suuuuper far into it (a few chapters at most), but I’ll admit: I’m already hooked!

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