First Line Friday: March 30, 2018

Playing off of the post I did last week, I am once again going to be taking part in the First Line Friday book meme.

The Book Beginnings on Friday book meme was created by  Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on scrolling to find out.

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23395680.jpgIlluminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 20, 2015)

Print Length: 599 pages

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

First Sentence

“So here’s the file that almost killed me, Director.”


Well that sentence certainly peaked my interest in Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1). Immediately following reading the sentence my thoughts were, who are you? What is contained in the file? How did it almost kill you? Definitely a sentence you want to start off with when a book is over 500 pages long.

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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.



  1. Colleen's Conclusions

    I just might join in on the fun here by posting a first line Friday post myself… did you make that graphic or can anybody use that graphic? I like it a lot! (Sorry, am slightly new here still. Just thought asking wouldn’t hurt.)


      1. Colleen's Conclusions

        Thank you! I will definitely credit you for the graphic! I like the colors for it! It probably won’t be until this afternoon. I have found a Monday topic, a Tuesday topic for when I want to use them, and a Wednesday topic… haven’t found any for Friday until now. Now I just need a Thursday one! 🙂


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