Whether you’re looking for a good book or just curious what others are reading, you’ve come to the right place. Each Friday I pick a book and share the first line with you. This week I am stepping outside my typical genre and sharing the first line from The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson. However, it isn’t too far outside my genre, because even though it is a speculative fiction novella, it IS Christian (though not overtly) and it DOES have a romance. Plus… I absolutely LOVED it!
Isn’t that cover just gorgeous?
Here’s the first line:
On television crime shows, they never tell you how cold it is.
Since this book is a little different than my usual pick for FLF, I’m going to share the back cover description as well:
All her life Fern has been told she is blind to reality—but, what if she is the only one who can truly see?
Fern Johnson is crazy. At least, that’s what the doctors have claimed since her childhood. Now nineteen, and one step away from a psych ward, Fern struggles to survive in bustling Los Angeles. Desperate to appear normal, she represses the young man flickering at the edge of her awareness—a blond warrior only she can see.
Tristan was Fern’s childhood imaginary hero, saving her from monsters under her bed and outside her walls. As she grew up and his secret world continued to bleed into hers, however, it only caused catastrophe. But, when the city is rocked by the unexplainable, Fern is forced to consider the possibility that this young man is not a hallucination after al—and that the creature who decimated his world may be coming for hers.
Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first (or your favorite) line!
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