Favorite first sentences

These are my favorite first sentences of recent books. What is yours? As always, these all have individual reviews on my blog if you’d like to learn more.

“Death has a way of leaving breadcrumbs, little particles of the past that catch and settle and stain.” -A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw

“His house loomed brightly in the distance, like a lighthouse in a sea of headstones.”
– Love and Gelato by Jenn Evans Welch

“They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart.” – The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

“I wonder what kind of sound it would make if I were to smash this glass against the side of his head.” – Colleen Hoover in November 9

“My mother told me once that being an Olivia meant measuring our lives in lengths of red thread.” – Anna Marie McLemore in “Dark and Deepest Red.”

“There’s something about lounging in a bath of blood that makes me want to stay until my fingers shrivel enough to show the outlines of my bones.” -Blood like Magic by Liselle Sambury

Published by CassieSwindon

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