First Line Fridays is a weekly meme hosted by Hoarding Books.
What are you reading? What is your first line? Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments below…
I'm currently reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. This is a prequel to The Hungar Games trilogy.
The book blurb:
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capital, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined -- every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute... and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
The first line is...
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again.