It’s Wednesday again which means this is when I bring you guys the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. You can find out more about these days on the Goodreads group by clicking here! As I’m currently on holiday this was much harder because I actually only brought three books with me and only planned on buying e-books if needed but I’ll have to get them anyway it seems! ^-^
- “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The first line to my all time favourite series ever. After all – such an amazingly magical universe must need a magical first line and that’s just what this first line is. Magical.
- “The world is a clock winding down.” – The Infinite Sea
Despite the fact I really wasn’t a big fan of this book I have to give it to Rick Yancey for such a beautiful first line. Although it sounds poetic and calming let me assure you this book is anything but.
- “I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.” – Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
I remember randomly picking up this book and immediately buying it after only reading this first line. It was so encompassing unusual and refreshingly unique that I knew I would come to love this book and eventually (when I found out) love the series!
- “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.” – The Raven Boys
Seriously guys. Just read this line and mull it over – it was just such a weird concept when I first started reading this book again I knew I was going to love it. It brings up so many questions – and with me having only read up to the second book a lot of those are still unanswered. How does she know who her true love is? What if she kisses them before they’re in love? What would constitute as a ‘true’ love? I don’t know but hey that’s the point of a good first line – to draw you in.
- “One summer night I fell asleep, hoping the world would be different when I woke.” – Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe
Seriously guys any post of mine talking about good writing or good lines or basically anything good in a book is going to include Ari and Dante. This was one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read and it’s opening line is a perfect example of just how beautiful the writing throughout the rest of this phenomenal novel is.