First Lines Fridays #1

Happy Friday everybody! I hope you all have some exciting plans for the upcoming holiday weekend!

August wasn’t my finest month (in terms of posts and frequency) so I’m making it my September goal to follow a detailed posting schedule I outlined last night. #NewMonthNewMe

And first up is a new — to me — meme called:

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What’s it about? First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 

How it works? 

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.

  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!

  • Finally…reveal the book!


Read on to discover this Friday’s source:

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson


Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair…

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

My thoughts:

Y’all I fell so hard for this concept when I first discovered it: a Peter Pan origin story, narrated by Tinkerbell, and centered around a fierce and unapologetic female lead? Sign me up!! I’m all in!!

And, I’m happy to report that Anderson lives up to the hype! Her hypnotic writing style captured me from the dedication (“For the girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts“) and didn’t release me until the brutal — yet beautiful — end.

That’s all for the week guys! Have a wonderful weekend! And, as always: Happy reading!

10 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays #1

  1. Kat @ Novels & Waffles says:

    I read this book forever ago, and I totally did not remember the first line! I remember I bought this book from a store, which I almost never do because UM MONEY IS AN ISSUE, because anything with Peter Pan is an automatic buy for me. We need more Peter Pan stories/retellings in the world, cause it is honestly one of my favorite classic novels. Anyways, thanks for this fun post 🙂


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