Readers have to know that if I'm writing a post for my "Last Lines" label that very soon they will see a Book Review post and a First Lines post as I am coming off of one book and moving onto another.
That being said, I just finished a great one. The first line and last lines might not make it seem as though it was as good as it was, but the middle is chock full of great writing, terrific plotting, and twist and intrigue galore.
“Hey!” Lukas called after her. He ran across the landing, his brows lowered in confusion. “I thought you were heading down, going to see your friends—”
Juliette smiled at him. A porter passed by, loaded down with his burdens. Juliette thought of how many of her own had recently slipped away.
“Family first,” she told Lukas. She glanced up that great shaft in the center of the humming silo and lifted her boot to the next tread. “I’ve got to go see my father, first.”
Howey, Hugh - Wool Omnibus Edition
Not as impressive as the writing in the rest of the books, but I'll have more to say on that later. If you like a good sci-fi every now and then . . . this is the book for you.