First Line Friday – 5 May 2017 – Firstborn (Tosca Lee)


Happy Friday all! As I write this I am 75% of the way through Firstborn by Tosca Lee, the sequel to her book Progeny. Wowzers! Let’s just say you’re lucky I could put the book down for long enough to write this post! 🙂

~ About the Book ~

Face-to-face with her past, Audra Ellison now knows the secret she gave up everything—including her memory—to protect. A secret made vulnerable by her rediscovery, and so powerful neither the Historian nor the traitor Prince Nikola will ever let her live to keep it.

With Luka in the Historian’s custody and the clock ticking down on his life, Audra only has one impossible chance: find and kill the Historian and end the centuries old war between the Progeny and Scions at last—all while running from the law and struggling to control her growing powers.

With the help of a heretic monk and her Progeny friends Claudia, Piotrek, and Jester, Audra will risk all she holds dear in a final bid to save them all and put her powers to the ultimate test. Love, action, and stunning revelation reign in this thrilling conclusion to The Progeny.

Amazon  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

“There are moments that both shatter and restore your existence all at once.”

How does that grab you, huh?!

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective  //  Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews  //  Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Trisha ~ Joy of Reading //  Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes
Andi ~ Radiant Light  //  Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest
Sydney ~ Singing Librarian  //  Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise

 If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.

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22 Responses to First Line Friday – 5 May 2017 – Firstborn (Tosca Lee)

  1. Sounds like quite the page turner! On my page I’m sharing the first line from Such a Hope by Sondra Kraak. However, here I’m going to share the first line of book on my TBR stack; “The Miracle of the Seventh-day Ox” by Bradley Booth: “Nickolia Panchuk stared at the four walls of the jail cell around him. The cold gray concrete made him feel as if he were in a tomb–cold and frightened and alone.”

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  2. Great first line, Katie! My first line comes from an advance read of a book that will have a permanent home on my “favorite books” shelf. THE ASTONISHING THING by Sandi Ward releases in November. It’s so clever and touching…told from the point of view of a cat, Boo, who is trying to solve the disappearance of her human mom and help her family heal. So, so sweet! “Let me tell you about my mother.” (Mainstream with references to faith, 99% clean)

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  3. lelandandbecky says:

    Sounds interesting!
    My first line is from True to You by Becky Wade:
    “Finding oneself at the mercy of a crazed gunman isn’t all fun and games.”

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  4. carylkane says:

    Tosca Lee’s books are a MUST read! 😉

    My first line comes from Live Free or Die by Hunter Lee.

    Friday, 19:00 GMT

    Dawkins Eames tugged on his collar while he gazed at pedestrians jockeying for position at the crosswalk.

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  5. andinewberry says:

    I love this series of Tosca Lee’s! I received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley and while I could have read it in one sitting, I slowed myself down. Happy Friday!

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  6. Heather says:

    Happy Friday!

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  7. Kay Garrett says:

    Harley Diekerhoff looked up from peeling potatoes to glance out the kitchen window.
    From – Christmas at Cooper Mountain by Jane Porter

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  8. That is a great opening line and the book description sounds like a very page-turning read! I’m featuring the first line from Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy over on my blog today. Happy Friday!

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  9. Jessica Baker says:

    I love being so into a book that I don’t want to do anything else. I mean works overrated right? 😝

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  10. I always fuss about not putting a book down long enough to take notes for a proper review, but then again I often think that is the best endorsement one can give a book, that it is so compelling that I can’t even be bothered to pause for 30 seconds to record a thought. Happy Friday!

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  11. Amanda Tero says:

    Interesting sounding!

    Last night was my brother’s college graduation, so while I was waiting for the 200+ students before him to get their diplomas, I read “Love at First Bark” (Dana Mentink). It was short and amusing. 🙂 The first line…er…paragraph… was great…

    “Marcy Deveraux was surprised to discover she didn’t actually miss the prince very much. The naked truth was, he’d been high maintenance with all that dark broodiness and not much of a sense of humor to speak of. By the end of their time together, he’d even gotten on her nerves just the tiniest bit. Still, Prince Rafe’s departure left her at a loss. It was not as though His Royal Highness was required to save anyone else from assassination, and it had been twelves months since that perilous jungle crossing, complete with poisonous spiders and the one-eyed bandit. The prince had survive more adventures than could be expected of anyone, fictional or not, and he deserved his happy ending.
    So now what?
    Marcy chewed her pencil eraser, staring at the blank pages of her notebook as the summer wind rattled the cabin windows.”

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