First Lines Friday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words, or, as her blog is going by now, Emma IRL. 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!
Well hello beautiful people. it’s been a long week. I did finish my Starry Nights Lego set the other day. After not having worked on it for over two weeks, I’m considering that a win.
Today’s book is one I got for Christmas last year. The Hubs is a good one, I tell ya!
When I couldn’t fall sleep, I counted the parts of the body. I used the outdated numbers. What they taught me back in school when only the ultrarich upgraded. Two hundred and six bones. Seventy-eight organs.
The Body Scout by Lincoln Michel
In the future you can have any body you want—as long as you can afford it.
But in a New York ravaged by climate change and repeat pandemics, Kobo is barely scraping by. He scouts the latest in gene-edited talent for Big Pharma-owned baseball teams, but his own cybernetics are a decade out of date and twin sister loan sharks are banging down his door. Things couldn’t get much worse.
Then his brother—Monsanto Mets slugger J.J. Zunz—is murdered at home plate.
Determined to find the killer, Kobo plunges into a world of genetically modified CEOs, philosophical Neanderthals, and back-alley body modification, only to quickly find he’s in a game far bigger and more corrupt than he imagined. To keep himself together while the world is falling apart, he’ll have to navigate a time where both body and soul are sold to the highest bidder.
It’s giving me Repo: The Genetic Opera vibes and I like it!
Would you add this book to your list?