Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite First Sentences

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

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 OwnFavourite First Sentences 

1. 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.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

"I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war."

Of course this book was going to make this list, I can't think of a more badass opening than this? And the rest of the books follow suit. I can't wait for the next book in the series' to be realised.

I have a review for Iron Gold* here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab

"Kell wore a very peculiar coat."

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!

I have a review for A Gathering of Shadows here.

I have a review for A Conjuring on Light here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

"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.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

5. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

"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!

You can find the Goodreads page here.

What are some of your Favourite First Sentences? 

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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