First Line Friday

Who doesn’t love Fridays? I most certainly do (although days now mean nothing because of the pandemic…but that’s a discussion for later) so I decided to start doing this very famous tag called First Line Friday which is hosted by Hoarding Books.

Basically we just have to pick any book, it can either be our current read, or a book on our TBR, or just something random, and open it to the first page, and share a snippet from there.

So what I am going to do to make this a little more interesting is, that I am first going to share the first line, then I am going to tell you the name of the book I have taken the line from. Let’s see if you can guess the book by reading the first line!

“A person can survive on sixty pounds of beans and three hundred pounds of rice a year. Dinner in the Bloom home tonight is beans and rice for the 365th night in a row. And we ran out of pepper yesterday.”

The book is –

Cured by Bethany Wiggins

Synopsis

Now that Fiona Tarsis and her twin brother, Jonah, are no longer beasts, they set out to find their mother, with the help of Bowen and a former neighbor, Jacqui. Heading for a safe settlement rumored to be in Wyoming, they plan to spread the cure along the way–until they are attacked by raiders. Luckily, they find a new ally in Kevin, who saves them and leads them to safety in his underground shelter. But the more they get to know Kevin, the more they suspect he has ties to the raiders. He also seems to know too many details about Jacqui and her family-details that could endanger them all. For the raiders will do anything they can to destroy the cure that would bring an end to their way of life. Bethany Wiggins’s reimagining of our world after an environmental catastrophe won’t fail to stun readers.

This is my current read (I am at 77% of the book) and so far the story is okay, although I think its prequel, Stung, had been better.

What is your first line?
Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments below…or you can also create a post on it!

To see others’ First Line posts, and add your post’s link, head over to Hoarding Books!