Wednesday, August 1, 2012

First Lines: July 2012

The first words you read can often set the tone for the entire story.  I thought it would be fun to keep track of the first lines of the books I read each month and share them with you.  Below are the first lines for all the books I read in June.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
"By the time Jazz got to the field outside town, yellow police tape was everywhere, strung from stake to stake in a sort of drunken, off-kilter hexagon." 

The Kitchen Witch by Annette Blair
"Logan Kilgarven plucked a bright red leaf off the sleek black hearse in his neighbor's driveway." 

A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle
"The year began with lunch." 

Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett
"I am dead and there's nothing I can do about it."

Rape Girl by Alina Klein
"The police already knew about the party."

The Stone Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
"It is September in New York City and Sarah Beth Weiss has just turned seventeen."

The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton
"This is a love letter.  And a confession." 

"'So you hiding a body in here or sumthin?'"

 Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
"There are three things you never want to find in your boyfriend’s locker: a sweaty jockstrap, a D minus on last week’s history test, and an empty condom wrapper."

"It was as black in the closet as old blood."

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
"Every town in England has a story."

Sh*tty Mom by

"There are two things that are true about Sethie: one is that she is always hungry, a mean, angry kind of hunger that feels like a piece of glass in her belly; the other is that she is always missing Shaw."


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