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.

Since it is #SciFiMonth, I want to reveal one of my favourite books from this genre.

Here we go!


‘I find my mother in the shadows – like the shell of a hollow moon, on the verge of crumbling to dust. Like I might not make it in time even though she’s a mere twenty feet away.

“Hello?” My voice bounces from the steel-gray walls, from the shale-slab tile, from the panorama of glass that separates the inside of our station from the glittering ocean of stars.


Scroll down to reveal the book!

This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson

I loved this book and couldn’t recommend it enough!!

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