Fictitious Fridays (2) - May 15, 2015
Favourite Five Fictional First Liners
This week's theme is my favourite first lines from five novels!
1. "Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love." - The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle, and Maggie Stievater in general, is one of the best choices I made in 2014. I started reading this series (late) and have fallen in love with it since then. It is one of my favourites and I absolutely recommend it to anyone who has yet to read it and loves magic, mystery, and kisses that can't happen.
2. "It was a dark and stormy night. In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old patchwork quilt, sat on the floor of her bed and watched the trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind." - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
This is the book that got me into fantasy fiction and I have not turned back since. This is a children's grade story, but one that has a lasting impact, so I do still recommend it!3. "Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at number four, Privet Drive. Mr. Vernon Dursley had been woken in the early hours of the morning by a loud, hooting noise from his nephew Harry's room." - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
I think Harry Potter is self explanatory. After speed reading through the first Harry Potter novel, I picked this one up (after receiving it from Santa in 1999, gosh I'm old) and realized just how much I love the fantasy genre as long as there is enough magic in it!
4. "The name of the song is "This Lullaby." At this point, I've probably heard it, oh, about a million times. Approximately." - This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
My second favourite Sarah Dessen novel but this line always stuck with me. I absolutely love her writing style and this novel was not the first I read but one of the ones that has stuck with me since I read it.5. "'Sir?' she repeats. 'How soon do you want it to get there?' I rub two fingers, hard, over my left eyebrow. The throbbing has become intense. 'It doesn't matter,' I say." - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This novel. This novel is one of my favourites of all time. But trigger warning for suicide and sex talk. But Hannah Baker is my favourite character of all time, to the point that I wanted to change my name to that after reading this novel.
What are your favourite first lines of novels? Sound off in the comments! Lots of love and happy reading! xx