first lines friday - First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday

first lines friday - First Lines Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers 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?

  • 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!

First Lines:

What could you do when you were too hot? Remove your own skin? It didn’t seem like a feasible option.

You won’t recognise the first lines of this yet to be released horror…but oh it’s a good one!

It’s a deliciously gruesome horror, something the author excels in…

It’s written by Lou Yardley…

The First Lines Friday Book is:

55525373. SY475  - First Lines Friday

Title: Banished

Author: Lou Yardley

Book Length: 328

Publication Date: 10 November 2020

Publisher: Indie


Welcome to the monstrous world of Venari. Try not to get eaten.

Elkbury is an idyllic village, hidden away in a rural area of pseudo-medieval Venari. It’s a place free of death and disease due to a mysterious ceremony called the Banishment. It’s a secret system that has worked well for decades. But, secrets rarely stay secret forever. When Hedwin’s grandmother is about to undertake her own Banishment, he and his best friend Laura Beth decide to find out what their beloved Anastasia is about to experience.

Just like disease, murder has no place in Elkbury, but it has wormed its way in. Wren Goodwort takes it upon herself to find the mysterious killer and clear her name in the process.

Soon Wren, Hedwin, Laura Beth, and the rest of the villagers are thrown together to fight for their lives as deadly, monstrous, and hungry secrets are uncovered and Elkbury’s delicate balance is destroyed.

“Banished” will introduce you to your new favourite monsters; some human, some not


Until next week friends, it’s been a blast!


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