First Line Fridays | 15th May

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?  If you want to make your own post, follow the rules below:

  • 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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…

The ghost knew his master was about to die, and he wasn’t exactly unhappy about it.

Scroll down to find out what book this is from….

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

Title: The Girl and the Ghost
Author: Hanna Alkaf
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publishing Date: August 4th, 2020
Page Length: 288
Genre: Horror
Age Range: MG
Rep: BIPOC (Asian) Author
Synopsis:

I am a dark spirit, the ghost announced grandly. I am your inheritance, your grandmother’s legacy. I am yours to command.

Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable.

But Suraya doesn’t know that pelesits have a dark side—and when Pink’s shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness.

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