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My Favourite Opening Lines

Greetings reader!

If you are reading this you’re probably thinking “But Lin. Wasn’t ‘Best Opening Lines’ the topic for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday?”

And you would be right. I sat down on both Monday and Tuesday to write this post, got as far as to gather some of the books I enjoyed with good opening lines and BAM!

I forgot what words were and didn’t know where to find them. I know I’m not the only one forgetting how to write and stuff during *gestures at the world* All that.

But recently I’m all about spicing up my daily routines to make me not only feel more productive but be more productive. And nothing screams spicy like a Top Ten Tuesday post on a Thursday, am I right?

And instead of 10 it’s 7, and one of them is more than 1 sentence.


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But in all honesty, I can’t remember the last time I ate something spicy?? HAVE I EVER???


IT WAS TOP TEN TUESDAY NOW IT’S TOP TEN THURSDAY!!!! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, we get a new prompt every Tuesday, and book bloggers and readers from all around gather to do a SCREAAAAM!

Clicking on the book covers will take you to their Goodreads pages so you can check them out too!

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive.

– Lira, To Kill a Kingdom

Just to clarify. She’s not growing hearts herself. She’s stealing them. Snatching them from the chests of Princes. Bit rude… but also a bit epic.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall


I’m going to kill the damn blackbird sitting on my windowsill, chirping and squeaking at the top of its lungs.

– Norah, Under Rose-Tainted Skies

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

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It’s sunset, and the sky is aflame, not with clouds or dust, but with the iridescent feathers of a million genehacked passenger pigeons.

– Cat, This Mortal Coil

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

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This is going to be a story about the Lynch brothers.

– Call Down the Hawk

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

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Somewhere in this house is a set of binoculars. I wish I could say I want them for nosebleed seats at a concert. Or bird watching. Either of those activities would be more respectable than what I’m doing this morning, which is peering out the window. trying to check out the new neighbours.

– Angie, Black Bird of the Gallows

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts.

-Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.

– Sean, The Scorpio Races

What are some of your favourite opening lines?? Which of your favourite books has the best?? When was the last time YOU ate spicy food??

Stay safe! ❤

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7 thoughts on “My Favourite Opening Lines”

    1. It is right?!? To be honest, if I eve write a “My favourite lines ever” list, it might just be all of Maggie Stiefvaters’ books, word for word.
      I know! After reading The Mortal Instruments I was a little hesitant to pick up any more Cassandra Clare books (I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love them either) but I LOVED the Infernal Devices. Starting off with exploding demons though??? Consider me intrigued! XD

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    1. Isn’t it??? It just screams “I’M A STABBY BOOK FULL OF STABBING AND STUFF!” XD
      I mean it’s a book with pirates and Sirens so it can’t really go wrong! (and there definitely will be some stabbing! XD)


  1. The opening line to To Kill A Kingdom makes me want to read it so freaking bad! I don’t think I have a copy of it (unless I bought it on my kindle and forgot, LOL). I must go out and read it soon! It sounds really good. It’s amazing how just a single first line can do this! I hope I enjoy it when I read it :3 These are all great lines!

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    1. I know right?? How can a book sound so captivating with just a single sentence??? HOW?!? I am crossing my fingers for you that it is in fact hidden in the depths of your Kindle! XD
      I loved To Kill a Kingdom so much, I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!! ❤


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