This week I’m starting a new meme (even though I’m currently in Italy and technically on hiatus) called Book Beginnings on Fridays. It’s hosted by Rose City Reader and every Friday you have to share the first sentence (or so) of the books you are reading, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
It sounds like a fun meme and I’ll post this every week, unlike Friday Finds which I don’t seem to be able to post often enough.
This week my book beginning is from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.
This is a really interesting opening line. As the prologue goes on you learn that Blue’s family ‘trade in predictions’ and that’s how she knows that she will eventually kill her true love. I love the idea that this teenage girl is not allowed to fall in love because she will kill the person that she truly loves. It’s such an unfair burden for Blue to bear but it makes for a really interesting concept.
Note: This post was scheduled. I am currently on hiatus until the 1st of September 2015.