Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Pick Your Own - Favourite First Sentences
2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
"There was a boy in her room."
I love how simple the opening to Fangirl is but after reading the book it feels like a perfectly Cath statement. That, that is the first thing she would think. I adored this book when I read it and so far it's the only Rainbow Rowell novel I've read.
Quite possibly one of the most iconic first sentences in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy community. Well, it is in my opinion. Again I love it's simplicity but it creates such a vivid character somehow. I adore every of Victoria's that I've read thus far and I can't wait to read more!
"The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice."
Are we sensing a theme that I really like simple openings? I feel like this sentence perfectly sums up the tone of this series, or at least the first novel. Cold and confusing. I could read this series again and again and never get bored. I absolutely loved it. Review of ACOFAS coming soon! I'm intrigued to see who the next few books will feature on.
I have a review for A Court of Wings and Ruin here.
"I placed my thumb and forefinger on the icy flesh, spreading it taut above the breastbone as Uncle had showed me."
Decidedly less simple than the others, but this is too wonderfully creepy not to make the list. Without any context it comes across very murder-y which I guess it is to an extent. But think more autopsy. I've only read the first book in this series but I'm desperate to get my hands on the next two!