First Line Friday is a weekly feature that I now love to take part in.

It is hosted by Wandering Words.

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or by its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.

– Reveal the book.

As it is the first day of #SciFiMonth, I thought I’d share one of my favourite sci-fi books this week.

Here we go!


I’m reading fan fiction in my pyjamas when I hear a nightmarish sound: the emergency alarm. Pulling an oxygen mask out of the nearest wall panel, I sprint to the helm with my heart in my throat. There’s a glowing red message on the screen, which reads:

ASTEROID COLLISION IMMINENT

AUTOMATIC TRAJECTORY ADJUSTMENT FAILED

ENGAGE MANUAL CONTROL


Scroll down to reveal the book!

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

I loved this book.

Has anybody else read this book yet? What did you think? 🙂