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First Line Friday {7}

First Line Friday {7}

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful week! I am back again with another First Line Friday Reveal!

Want to join in?

  • 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!

Without further ado.. the first line:

“Kell wore a very peculiar coat. It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor to, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.”

arrow A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.

Shades of Magic series 
1. A Darker Shade of Magic 
2. A Gathering of Shadows 
3. A Conjuring of Light

Other facts about the book:

400 pages

Published February 24th 2015 by Tor Books


Did this First Line Friday picque your interest? Let me know in the comments and share your first lines with me down below!


Sarah June


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