Sunday, September 14, 2014

Favorite First and Last Lines

Once again, I'm joining in the Teens Can Write Too blog chain! The question for this month: "What are you favorite book beginnings and/or endings?" I decided that I'm just going to talk specifically about first and last lines.

First Lines:

"I am a coward."
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I looove this first line. It's so blunt, and it gives you a hint as to the narrator's voice and a common... theme, I guess, throughout the novel.

"They called the world beyond the walls of the Pod 'the Death Shop.'"
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Now that just sounds interesting. The Death Shop? I's gots to know mores!!!

"Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death."
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Oh, Hazel. That line gives you a perfect glimpse into Hazel's voice. 

Last Lines:

"I do." 
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

SQUEEEE!!!! That is soooo adorable!!!!!! :D:D:D:D

"This isn't happily ever after. It's so much more than that."
The One by Kiera Cass

This just works so adorably amazingly for this series. I looooove it!!!!!

"But they would be looking for a ghost."
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I love it. It's just so.... AMAZING!!! :D

"But there are much worse games to play."
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Okay, those are my favorites. What are some of y'all's?

 Make sure you check out the rest of the blog chain!

September 2014 blog chain prompt/schedule:
Prompt: “What are your favorite book beginnings and/or endings?” 
and (We’ll announce the topic for next month’s chain.)


  1. "I am a coward." Love at first sight, and I haven't even read the book! Also, I love the ending of Mockingjay - both the epilogue and the "Real or not real" line. I had some problems with that book but at the end of the day, it is a-mazing.

    1. Code Name Verity is a pretty good book. I'll probably review it next, but yeah, that first line is awesome!
      I guess the "Real or not real" line was cute and worked, but I'm still kinda bitter about how Katniss's and Gale's relationship ended. (I'm Team Gale by the way. XD)

  2. Like ttkesley, I'm also really jazzed about Code Name Verity after reading the first line! I'm definitely adding that on my increasingly long to-read list. Mockingjay was great as a book, not so much as a Hunger Games book. But yeah, it was awesome.

    Some lovely picks here, great post!

    1. Yeah, I agree with you about Mockingjay. I like The Hunger Games the best out of that trilogy.

      Thanks! :D Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Great choices, all, but excuse me if I'm a little biased towards Cinder. ;)

    1. And biased you should be! I love the Lunar Chronicles! :D