Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Firsts (5)

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 and the 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?
The book I'm currently reading is the Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I just started reading it last night, so I'm not very far into it yet. This is the first sentence:

"Locked in darkness that surrounded me like a coffin, there was nothing to distract me from my memories."
This is a really great first sentence! It makes what to keep reading to find out what's going to happen. The back summary makes the book sound so amazing, so I can't wait read more. I couldn't imagine being put in a jail cell awaiting my death. It would be so horrible and like the first sentence says, I wouldn't be able to stop thinking back on all my memories. I'm really surprised I read and reviewed 3 (4 soon) books this week. Usually, I only read and review one book a week, so this week was pretty good : D

What's your current book's first sentence?


  1. I agree, fantastic first sentence. I can't wait to read this one =) And great job with all the books and reviews you've gotten done this week!!

  2. Wow! Great first sentence! I so want to read the book now. :)

  3. That is a great sentence, I can see why it drew you in! This is a great meme, I definitely want to join in next week.

    P.S. I just became your 100th follower! I was so excited :)


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