First Line Friday – 14 July 2017 – Tearing the Veil (J. Rodes)


Welcome first liners! It’s la fête nationale today france-flag and my mother’s birthday! Crepes and croissants all round, and happy birthday Mum! ❤

Taking the theme of revolution today, I’m featuring the second book in J. Rodes’ YA dystopian series The Uncloaked Trilogy. Tearing the Veil releases on Monday (17 July), and the Uncloaked are preparing to go on the offensive!

~ About the Book ~

Braxton Luther, the sellout. 

Now a part of the Den, he’s determined to make good on Eliza Knight’s faith in him—to be more than what he’d settled for when the Party had taken over. But his goal is dangerous, and not just for him. As he searches for a way to protect the silent, invisible victims of the new government, Braxton’s mission—which includes finding a way to rescue Eliza from the Reformation Camp—becomes even more complicated. Hannah Knight, Eliza’s sister, is simply too much like him.

Tired of standing in her perfect sister’s shadow, Hannah determines to find her own place in the world. If that place is with the Pride—the girls’ home and training center provided by the Party—so be it. When she leaves the hopelessness of the cellar, that’s all she’s aiming for. But Quinn Sanger, the handsome son of a powerful political leader, finds her at the creek, and her life takes an unexpected and optimistic turn.

Braxton’s convinced Hannah’s in trouble. Hannah’s convinced Braxton, and all the Uncloaked, are insane. But when they peek behind the real veil the Party maintains, the truth is beyond what either had feared or hoped.

If everyone knew, it could change everything. They redefine their mission. It’s time to tear the veil.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

“We’ve got a stray spark on the run.”

This is a fantastic series, and I can’t wait for the conclusion, Charging the Darkness.

Before I go, we’re welcoming another face to our First Line Friday team: English Lady from Romances of the Cross. Make sure you stop by and welcome her!

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  //  JaneReads ~ C Jane Read
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Trisha ~ Joy of Reading  //  Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes
Molly ~ Cafinated Reads  //  CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink  //  Andi ~ Radiant Light
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
English Lady ~ Romances of the Cross  //  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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31 Responses to First Line Friday – 14 July 2017 – Tearing the Veil (J. Rodes)

  1. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday!! My first line us from A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren: “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

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  2. Jessica Baker says:

    Happy Birthday to your mum!!!

    I just started Cara Putnam’s Beyond Justice. “If he didn’t find that flash drive now, he would have to disappear.”

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  3. Joyeux la fête nationale!

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  4. carylkane says:

    Happy Friday! Happy Birthday to your Mum!

    My first line comes from Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia.

    The past, as we have been told so many times, is a foreign country where things are done differently.

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  5. “Mrs. Ferrars died on the night of the 16th – 17th September — a Thursday.” This first line is from, “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie.

    Have a great weekend. 🙂

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  6. Heather says:

    Please send me some crepes and croissants! 🙂 Happy Birthday to your mom and happy Friday!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your mom! That first line sounds like code. Happy Friday!

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  8. andinewberry says:

    Happy Friday! & Happy Birthday to your mom! That first line is interesting for sure.

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  9. Paula says:

    Mr.—–. I glanced down at my seating chart, heart drumming in my ears. From Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. My first line is from Anne Love’s “The Gardener’s Daughter” in the Of Rags and Riches romance collection.
    Thump, Thump. She could plant herself in a library world such as this one forever.

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  11. bellesmoma16 says:

    “Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief, but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight.”

    A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

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  12. Yeesh, that cover. Happy Friday!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. lynetteb2015 says:

    Just a quick thank you to the birthday wishing people. It made my day special – thank you xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    Great YA series!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Beth Erin says:

    Whoa! Book 2 already?! Jen is really whipping those out!

    Liked by 1 person

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