Top Five Wednesday | Favorite First Sentences [Aug 17]
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Today’s topic is “Favorite First Sentences” I love this topic so so much. There are so many amazing first sentences so these are just some of my favorites.
5. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN
"It is a truth universally acknowleged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
This has one of the best first sentences. It clearly shows what is going to happen later in the book. Plus, I always think of it in a British accent. Am I the only one?
4. falling kingdoms by morgan rhodes "She'd never killed before tonight."
This book has a lot of blood, gore and violence which isn't surprising given the first sentence of the entire book. I think this sentence really gives you the information you need for the rest of the book.
3. legend by marie lu
"My mother thinks I'm dead."
We open this book with Day's P.O.V. and he interestingly gives us this first sentence as his first words to us. I thought it was interesting because that might not be the first thing you want someone to know about you but it helps set up the book.
2. splintered by a.g. howard
"I've been collecting bugs since I was ten; it's the only way I can stop their whispers."
Wow! This is an interesting first sentence choice. But I thought it was perfect for this book.
1. Percy jackson and the last olympian by rick riordan
"The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car."
Rick Riordan starts all his books with a hilarious first sentence that really makes you want to continue. I really liked this sentence so I picked this one.
0. Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by j.k. rowling
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursely of number 4, Pivet Drive were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."
This is basically my favorite series of all time. Harry Potter was my first fandom and I love the books so much. This is also a hilarious first sentence of a book.
I hope you enjoyed this short little post and I'll see you all soon!