First Lines Fridays: I’m not one…

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

I’m not one to run from a fight. But when I’m outnumbered and a storm is brewing, I’m not going to be a chump either. Storms on Tundar only mean more ice and near instant death hypothermia.


by Meg Long
ASIN/ISBN: 9781250785060
Publication: January 11, 2022

After angering a local gangster, seventeen-year-old Sena Korhosen must flee with her prize fighting wolf, Iska, in tow. A team of scientists offer to pay her way off her frozen planet on one condition: she gets them to the finish line of the planet’s infamous sled race. Though Sena always swore she’d never race after it claimed both her mothers’ lives, it’s now her only option.

But the tundra is a treacherous place, and as the race unfolds and their lives are threatened at every turn, Sena starts to question her own abilities. She must discover whether she’s strong enough to survive the wild – whether she and Iska together are strong enough to get them all out alive. (Goodreads)

I don’t usually read books about the frontier or on survival but was immediately drawn to the cover and the blurb. If I read the first few lines, I’m not sure I would have been compelled to read it, but this is such a good book. You all need to read it!

2 responses to “First Lines Fridays: I’m not one…”

  1. I’ve heard great things about Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves and I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. My first line is “It Is a truth universally acknowledged that no one should spend her eighteenth birthday at the library.” from Being Mary Bennett by J. C. Peterson.

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    1. I was just looking at Being Mary Bennett and knew I saw it somewhere. It was from you! Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves was such a great read.


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