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!
‘Statistics show that mortals sell their souls for five reasons: sex, money, power, revenge, and love. In that order. I suppose I should have been reassured, then that I was out here assisting with numero uno, but the whole situation just made me feel ….. well, sleazy.’
And the winner is Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead!
I originally picked up this book after the last time I had reread the vampire academy series and wasn’t really sure what to expect, I definitely didn’t like it as much as I love the VA series but it was a good read none the less. Georgia’s character is a bit of a Mary Sue and the book does start of slow but I did go on to read the other books in the series straight after this!
When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?
But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore–free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.
But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny. .
What makes you want to read this book more the first few lines or the synopsis? I think for this one the first lines would be the winner for me.