Happy Monday, Misfiteers!!!
If you'll recall, we've changed up our format a little bit for these posts. Because we've all gotten so used to getting our thoughts down in 140 characters, we're taking the discussion to twitter! Every Monday, we'll be talking about our Pep Rally question on twitter and we'd love you to join in. Just keep an eye out for the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!
Today we're talking about first lines. Personally, I'm kind of distractible and something like a first line can make a huge difference in whether I'm going to love a book. I know. GASP, we only have one line to get you? Yes. BUT. I typically read on to see if it can sustain or if it gets better or worse, I just usually know by that line what kind of book I'm in for, ya know? A good first line will hook you and provide the voice all in that one line. I love when authors catch me off-guard too.
Here's a few of my favorites:
THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater: "It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die." Who wouldn't read on from that?
WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion: "I am dead, but it's not so bad." I love this book. I kind of knew what I was going to read because of the movie trailer, but still, Marion's voice drew me right in.
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins: "Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amelie and Moulin Rouge." Her voice drew me in. I don't know a lot about France myself, in fact, I've never even seen Amelie, Perkins sets the tone for this book right away. Brilliantly done. I haven't heard of a soul yet who didn't love this book.
Here's one from my WIP: "I've been through the five stages of grief." Yeah... still working on this one. Pretty sure this may change ;o)
What about you? What are your favorite first lines and why? Head over to Twitter and let us know on the #MisfitPepRally hashtag!
Have a great week!