First Lines Friday | I squatted quietly on the sloped, tile roof of a bordello …

First Lines Fridays is a weekly meme 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?

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!

quotation marks_11“I squatted quietly on the sloped, tile roof of a bordello, cloak pulled around my body for warmth, bone mask secured against my face. Below me, a man stumbled across the flagstone street like a drunkard. It had taken him long enough to finish his overpriced dinner.”quotation marks_22


Read on to find out what book this excerpt is from

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assassin's heart by sara ahiersAssassin’s Heart (Assassin’s Heart #1) by Sarah Ahiers

This book was actually a recent “rescue” book that I picked up at a used book shop for $2. The dust jacket had a few rips in it that I nursed back to health as best I could, but the book itself was in brand new condition. I consider that a win!

I had been wanting to read this book anyway – one of my title buzz words is “assassin” – so I was more than pleased to find such a new release and in basically brand new condition at this particular shop.

(Goodreads Synopsis):

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.”

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