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!


The gravity stabilisers were failing again. I glanced up from my sketch pad to see globules of liquid dancing up from my drinking glass. They shimmered red, like droplets of blood, though I knew it was just cherry-flavoured nutri -drink. Dammit, that’s my protein ration for the day wasted.


Scroll down to reveal the book!

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

I really enjoyed this book, and with it being a futuristic retelling of Jane Eyre, I can’t recommend it enough!

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