Some of My Favorite Opening Lines: Top Ten Tuesday

Hi everyone! Are opening lines important to you? Is it one of those make or break things for you as a reader? Opening lines aren’t like one of the big factors to when I start a book because I mean we’re only a couple sentences in a book, and if you’re a couple of books in a series, but when you read a completely brand new book, it’s to early to tell. But, opening lines can make me remember books better when then instantly make me laugh, cry, or just relate in general.

This week for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is opening lines

Other TTT for This Month:

These opening lines are in no particular order of how much I love them! Also, I’m not going to say anything about these quotes, I’m going to let them do the speaking!

Also, before I get started, I wanted to say that I have an unboxing up for The Betrothed Beacon Book Box!

“I stared at the piles of boxes in my new bedroom, wishing the Internet had bee hooked up. Not being able to do anything on my review blog since moving here was like missing an arm or leg.”

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“I SMACK into him as if shoved from behind. He doesn’t budge, no an inch. Just holds my shoulders and waits. Maybe he’s waiting for me to find my balance. Maybe he’s waiting for me to gather my pride. I hope he has all day… He knows why my cheek is plaster to his bare chest. And there is definite humiliation waiting when I get around to looking up at him.”

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

“I’ve read many more books than you. It doesn’t matter how many you’ve read. I’ve read more. Believe me. I’ve has the time.”

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

“Sean smiled down at me, his light brown hair glinting golden in the sunlight. He shouted over the noise of the boat motor and the wind, “Lori, when we’re old enough, I want you to be my girlfriend.” He didn’t even care that the other boys could hear him.”

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

“Night fell as death rode into the Great Library of Summershall. It arrived within a carriage. Elisabeth stood in the courtyard and watched the horses thunder wild-eyed through the gates, throwing froth from their mouths.”

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

“Here’s the problem with knowing someone since you were ten and vacationing with them since you were thirteen: they know way too much. They’re seen things. The neurotic things you only did once. The embarrassing things you wish you could forget… those tiny bits of your past could become the ultimate ammunition. And with the right arsenal, it’s war.”

Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

“Every young woman dreams of marrying a royal. A king, a prince, it doesn’t matter, so long as he’s richer than sin and handsome enough to fake a smile at. What else could a girl ask?

Well, a working brain for starters. And I do suggest all young women have one of those. That way, she’d know marrying a royal would be The. Worst. Thing.”

To Carve a Fae Heart by Tessonja Odette

“The smell of summer evening always made me feel happy. Since I was a little girl, it was the reminder that school was over and adventure awaited. Swimming in the lake playing basketball with my older brother, and of course out annual family vacation. However, this year it meant freedom. A new life, a new beginning. For me and Crawford.”

As She Fades by Abbi Glines

“I have three simple wishes. They’re really not to much to ask. The first is to attend the winter formal dressed like Marie Antoinette… the second is for my parents to approve of my boyfriend… and my third wish? To never ever ever see the Bell twins ever again. Ever.”

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

“To be fair, when the alarm goes off, there’s barely even any smoke rising out of the oven.”

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

“The pounding at my window comes late at night, and it scare me sh*tless.

A second knock quickly follow, rattling the glass in its pane and my heart in my chest. There’s such force behind the rapping. I’m half expecting a bloodied, glass-encrusted fist to poke through my curtains.

This knock, his knock, is familiar.”

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

What books have some of your favorite opening lines? Let me know below!

Happy reading until next time,

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