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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey but is now being hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on how to participate go check out the Goodreads group!
This Week’s Theme: Favourite First Sentences
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Top 5 Wednesday, but I really wanted to participate in this one because I LOVE when a first sentence or paragraph of a book instantly hooks you. Of course, like always… I’ve taken a “creative liberty” with some of my answers 😂 They’re also in no particular order because I can’t handle that kind of pressure.
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The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
This immediately got my attention and I needed to know more. What exactly was a “half-blood” and more importantly why didn’t Percy want to be one?
Bonus: “If you’re a normal kid, reading this because you think it’s fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe that none of this ever happened. But if you recognize yourself in these pages – if you feel something stirring inside – stop reading immediately. You might be one of us. And once you know that, it’s only a matter of time before they sense it too, and they’ll come for you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
The whole first page of The Lightning Thief is one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITES. It does such an incredible job of pulling you into the world. I freaking LOVE how meta it is. It really makes the whole thing seem so real.
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
Okay, so this is me cheating. This isn’t exactly the first sentence, but an acknowledgement at the start of the book. It really resonated with me though and I felt an instant connection with it. It sounds kind of presumptuous, but I just knew I was going to love this book as soon as I read this.
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Hi, it’s me cheating AGAIN. This is the first sentence of chapter one, not the prologue. ANYWAY! After reading this entire series I love this even more. You all know how much I adore the friendship between Blue and her boys. This is just such a Blue thing and it made me laugh because I can totally relate.
Bonus: The “Depending on where you began the story […]” starter from The Raven King. I just loved how this sentence was used throughout the book at the start of various chapters and how it incorporated all the characters and really helped tie together how they all played a piece in what was happening.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
I loved Night Film so much because Cordova felt so incredibly real that at times I was even questioning myself about whether he was actually fictional or not. Again, this just pulled me into the story instantly. Why did everyone have a Cordova story? Who exactly WAS Cordova? Why wouldn’t they like it?
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Technically this is 3 sentances and I haven’t actually read this one yet, but I’m hoping to really soon. As soon as I read this I was like “HECK YEAH!”. This is my aesthetic. I’m so excited to read this book because I have a feeling I’m going to love it.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
I realise this is 6 not 5, but…… how could I not include this? It’s such an iconic classic. This sentence just makes me so nostalgic and I remember when I first read this book I needed to know more about why these people wanted everyone to believe they were so perfectly normal. I can still recite the entire opening to the Philosopher’s Stone by heart. It’s something that will stay with me forever.