Friday, January 10, 2020

First Line Fridays: Coral by Sara Ella

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first line from Coral by Sara Ella:

"Her soul was bleeding."

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love to hear your first line!

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

In a world where humanity often seems lost, what does it mean to be human? A new twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved—yet tragic—fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.”
There’s more than one way to drown.
Coral has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease, said to be carried by humans—emotions. Can she face the darkness long enough to surface in the light?
Above the sea, Brooke has nothing left to give. Depression and anxiety have left her feeling isolated. Forgotten. The only thing she can rely on is the numbness she finds within the cool and comforting ocean waves. If only she weren’t stuck at Fathoms—a new group therapy home that promises a second chance at life. But what’s the point of living if her soul is destined to bleed?
Merrick may be San Francisco’s golden boy, but he wants nothing more than to escape his controlling father. When his younger sister’s suicide attempt sends Merrick to his breaking point, escape becomes the only option. If he can find their mom, everything will be made right again—right?
When their worlds collide, all three will do whatever it takes to survive, and Coral might even catch a prince in the process. But what—and who—must they leave behind for life to finally begin?
First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. I won a copy of this book in a 12 days of Christmas giveaway! Not my normal genre, but it sounds quite intriguing.

    1. It's not my normal reading either, but I've heard such good things about the author, I want to give it a try!

  2. My first line is from The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock:
    New York City, Fall 1887
    Edyth Foster’s limbs burned as she pedaled down Fifth Avenue, her white skirts whipping in the wind while she wove around pedestrians and carriages, ignoring their shouts of protest.

  3. I have been staring at this book on my TBR shelf for weeks now, and I just need to find the time to read it!! Like now :)

    1. Same here! I have it on my TBR, but other books have taken priority. Hopefully, I'll get to it soon thought!

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    1. Yes! I'm eager to read it when my tbr clears out a bit! :)

  5. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Volition by Chautona Havig on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 18:

    “For a week, I read my Bible, prayed like I’d never prayed before, and tried to ignore the skeleton that had moved into my closet.”