Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! The book I’m featuring today actually released around ten years ago, but it’s just been released with a brand new cover (which I LOVE) in honour of an exciting announcement! You can read my full review here, but just let me say, this was an absolutely RIVETING read. I really, truly couldn’t put it down. As in, my brain would be reciting “This is the last chapter for now” like a mantra, but somehow the message didn’t filter to either my hands or my eyes.
~ About the Book ~
Right up until the day they burned the church, I thought I understood things. You know… God, people, myself. Life. Then, suddenly, I understood nothing except that we had to run. And that we might never make it home.
When eighteen-year-old Cori signed up for a mission trip to Indonesia she was mostly thinking about escaping her complicated love life, making new friends, and having fun on the beach.
She never expected a civil war to flare up on the nearby island of Ambon.
She never expected violence to find them.
And she never expected that seven teenagers would be forced to flee into the hazardous refuge of the mountains on their own.
Now, haunted by blood and fire, Cori and her teammates must rely on each other to survive.
~ First Line ~
It only takes a day and a half for the dreams to find me again.
It’s such a good read!
I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂