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 August and September.
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
"The morning fog has painted everything white."
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
"'My father is a control freak, I hate my stepmother, my brother is dead and my mother has ... well ... issues.'"
The Dead Girls Detective Agency by Suzy Cox
"POP QUIZ: What would you do if you only had one day left to live?"
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
"Addie and I were born into the same body, our souls' ghostly fingers entwined before we gasped our very first breath."
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
"My phone glowed bright in the dusk-drenched cemetery."
A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner
"Dak Smyth sat on his favorite branch of his favorite tree, right next to his favorite friend, Sera Froste."
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
"Blackheath, 1983 ‘… seven-teen, eight-een, nine-teen … twenty! Com-ing!’ I yell."
The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers
"Some kind of lava."
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
"Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love."
Lots of good ones in this edition. I think my favorites are The Raven Boys and Pushing the Limits. The first, because it serves to immediately pull the reader into Stiefvater's world and the second because the character's voice is incredibly strong right from that first line.
My least favorite has got to be A Mutiny in Time. It just didn't grab me like the others did.