First Line Friday is brought to you by Hoarding Books. Playing along is easy: open the book nearest you and share the first line. Then check out the link to see the other first lines offered up this week.
"The demon appears out of no where."
I must say, I was pleasantly surprised when I decided to dive into Slayer, then Chosen. I had very, very low expectations. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite shows of all-time, and it among one of the greatest shows ever, period. I have missed it so desperately, yet I refuse to read the comics because I do not want comics. I want live action. I want Giles and Willow and Oz and Xander. And Angel. Always, of course, Angel. And I guess Buffy too, though she is not even my fave character.
I found I need not hold onto that caution very long. I think one of the reasons I liked the books as well as I did is because White told a completely new story, with appearances by (dreams and/or flashbacks) and references to the people and demons I loved so much for seven years of Buffy, overlapping with five years of Angel, and infinitely since then in reruns and DVD binges. It was a totally unexplored area, what happened after the Watchers Council was destroyed by The First. I wish Eleanor was old enough to watch the show already *sigh*.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
That is a great first line! I really want to read this series and have Slayer on my shelf. I have only read a couple of episodes of Buffy though. I hope it will still work for me.ReplyDelete
I feel like it is pretty timeless. The themes are all still relevant and monsters are real - just harder to see because they are human. I want to know what you think when you get a chance to read them!Delete
That's quite the beginning! These do look good- badass cover.ReplyDelete
And it is not even a demon she is fighting - in the classical sense - which makes it all the better. I do like the covers quite a bit.Delete
Wowee! That's a line. Happy Friday!!ReplyDelete
Happy Friday to you too, happy reading!Delete
i missed out on a lot of buffy stuff, but used to watch angel all the time. mr wonderful bought me a book he found at the grocery store for three bucks, slayers and vampires, the complete uncensored unauthorized oral history of buffy and angel. i can hardly wait to read itReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
I LOVE ORAL HISTORIES!! Who is the author? Is it new? I loved Angel, though I had a really hard time with the Angel- Cordelia thing, it was wrong wrong wrong. I liked snarky and shallow Cordelia because she was fun to hate and Charisma Carpenter played the character so well. Go back and watch Buffy, I promise it is amazing. Please overlook the ambiance of the first season; why are first seasons of shows always so dark, like literally darker than the following seasons? I noticed that on House, Scrubs, and Buffy, just to name a few. Could they not afford full lighting on set at that point?!Delete
I love that cover!ReplyDelete
Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/02/07/first-line-friday-122/. I haven't started the book yet, so I will share a line from the novel I am reading with my Freshmen Honors class, Elsewhere.
"The end came quickly, and there wasn't any pain."
Hope you have an excellent weekend! 🙂❤️📚
It is really beautiful. The cover for Slayer is pretty wicked too. Happy Reading!Delete
Some fiction from me for a change:ReplyDelete
"The two men's voices carried down the tunnels with a reverberation that made them indistinguishable but, even so, gave the impression of a business meeting. Which it was. In a way."
The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin
Was there something nefarious going on??Delete
Yes, the 'business' was assassination..... [lol]. This is the historical crime novel I mentioned with Eleanor of Aquitaine in it! I'll give you advanced warning when I'm about to review it!!! [grin]Delete
Good! Because I'm sure I will be up in a tizzy if my girl is misrepresented!! ;)Delete
My first line is from The Blizzard Bride by Susanne DietzeReplyDelete
“ Forgive my cryptic invitation to lunch, Miss Bracey, but I dared not go into detail on the chance your post was intercepted.”
Happy reading this weekend!
Thanks for coming by Paula, you too!Delete
Happy Friday! My first line is from "The Fifth Avenue Story Society" by Rachel Hauck:ReplyDelete
"Well this was a fine mess."
Happy Friday to you as well, thanks for sharing your line!Delete
I miss Buffy too! Buffy and Charmed were my TV loves throughout my teens and I wish there were shows like it on the TV now... Even when they try to capture those vibes it's just not the same. :(ReplyDelete
I have Slayer on my TBR. I need to get around to reading it soon.
I agree, it is very different now. The WB had a great line-up for many years. I was never as in to Charmed as I was Buffy and Dawson's Creek, but I caught a few episodes. People always tell me I will love Supernatural because I loved Buffy and I am like, "No, it is not the 'supernatural' part that makes people love Buffy, it is something else entirely." That doesn't mean Supernatural is not a good show, but they are definitely not in the same vein.Delete
I really was surprised with how much I liked Slayer and Chosen. Hurry and read them so we can talk about them!!
Happy Saturday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from When I Close My Eyes by Elizabeth Musser: "The lady come out of the bookstore -- it was all decorated for Halloween, all sizes and colors of pumpkins making faces at me from where I watched across Haywood Street in downtown Asheville."ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your line, happy reading!Delete
From Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman:ReplyDelete
"Hi,teach!" It is a novel from 1965 about a new elementary teacher's first days in the classroom. It was the #2 bestseller that year.
Oh gosh, I would love to read this one, and get a glimpse of what life was like teaching then!Delete