Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Firsts (3)

The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.

  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
I'm still reading Wondrous Strange, and I already shared the first line from that book. So I'm going to take the first line from something in my TBR pile. This is the first line of The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor:
The queendom had been enjoying a tentative peace ever since the time, twelve years earlier, when unbridled bloodshed spattered the doorstep of every Wonderlander.
My first thought upon reading that was, "Ew!" I hope this isn't going to be a very bloody book. I mean, I don't mind some violence... as long as it helps the plot along. I hope that the reference to "unbridled bloodshed" being spattered all over doorsteps isn't indicative of a book full of gratuitous violence. We'll see...


  1. Hopefully there more talk of that peace that's been going on, and not so much 'unbridled bloodshed.' But it's definitely a opener that makes you want to know more.

  2. Goood one!

    PS Thanks for stopping by today and giving me your words of wisdom. Much appreciated. :)

    Happy weekend.

  3. I don't like the first line, it doens't get me excited! LOL!