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This post will be all about the first (or second and third) paragraph of a book I picked, or am currently reading.

NOTE: This used to be on Tuesdays but I flipped this one around with Thursdays post. :)

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure, Alex T. Smith, Penguin, Mystery, Treasure, Adventure, Jungle, Arrow, Hat, Plants, Animals, Humour, Funny, Spider
It was 10.32 on a Monday morning, and Mr. Penguin was twirling about slowly on his swizzly office chair and flipping the end of a his beak with a crabstick.
He was bored. Today was his first day being a Professional Adventurer, but it wasn’t quite going to plan.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Her Lady’s Honor

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Her Lady’s Honor

Her Lady's Honor, Renée Dahlia, Woman, Couch, Pillows, LGBT, Romance, Historical Fiction, Lipstick, Cover
I had Random.org select a % for me and it selected 72%.

‘Fine. But be warned this isn’t the nicest of subjects.’
‘Please continue with the case. If I can cope with seeing men and horses blown to pieces by shrapnel, I can easily cope with Mrs. Hughes’s case. Unless of course, as a civilian, you find death a difficult subject to deal with.’ Nell went straight for Smithson’s jugular and Beatrice was enjoying her snide comments far too much given the subject matter.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Wonderscape

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Wonderscape

Wonderscape, Children's Book, Jennifer Bell, Hill, Island, Isaac Newton, Science-Fiction, Sci-fi, Magic, Adventure, Three Shadows
It was early morning and Arthur was already running late for school when the gnomes exploded.
Racing past his neighbours’ houses, he’d just cornered a road on Peacepoint Estate when he came to the old cottage at Number Twenty-Seven. Without warning, there was a loud bang! and a barrage of brightly coloured missiles came whizzing out of the front garden in all directions.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Midsummer Mayhem

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Midsummer Mayhem

Midsummer's Mayhem, Rajani LaRocca, Children's Book, Cooking, Baking, Secrets, Fantasy, Magic, Retelling, Shakespeare, Flowers, Plants, Baked Goods, Girl, Eating
The song from the woods first called to me on a bright June morning while I sat on the back porch swing rereading my favorite cookbook. I could only hear a few notes, a small taste of half-remembered melody that meandered through the air, but I was instantly hungry to hear the whole thing and discover where it came from. I crossed the yard and stopped at the edge of the woods. As the music drifted toward me like an irresistible aroma. I held my breath and stepped into the trees.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Bonds of Brass

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Bonds of Brass

Bonds of Brass, Young Adult, LGBT, Science Fiction, Scifi, Light, Purple, Boys, Planets, Stars, Emily Skrutskie, The Bloodright Trilogy
My stomach drops when I see it. Not in horror – something closer to exasperation sculpts the feeling of my mess-hall-slop breakfast bottoming out. The hangar outside the equipment room rumbles with activity. Engines firing, boots on concrete, the crackle of announcements over the intercoms. I give the cacophony only dry silence in return, because Gal Veres has forgotten his helmet.
Again.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Kinder Poison

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Kinder Poison

Kingdoms, The Kinder Poison, Purple, Scorpion, FLower, Natalie Mae, Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Desert
All good stories start with bad decisions.
This is the questionable mantra I repeat in my head as we watch the boat come in. It’s a beautiful vessel, so unlike the plain wooden canoes that always flock Atera’s river docks. The hull is glass, and through it I can see the dawn and the orange sands of the desert; the water and the reed-choked shore. As it draws nearer, the sun ignites along its edges like fire, the deep blue canopy above seeming to flutter in the heat. Guards with golden leopard masks and sickle swords patrol its railings, and in the river, the magic propelling it glows like a trail of fading stars.
It is a ship where legends are made.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ With the Fire on High

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ With the Fire on High

Cooking, Grandparents, Grandma, With the Fire on High, Red, Fruits, Bandana, Girl, Parenting, Young Adult, Elizabeth Acevedo,
Babygirl doesn’t even cry when I suck my teeth and undo her braid for the fourth time. If anything, I’m the one on the verge of tears, since at this rate we’re both going to be late.
“Babygirl, I’m sorry. I know it hurts. Mommy just doesn’t want you looking like a hot mess.
She seems unfazed by my apology, probably because thing (1) I’m not braiding tight enough to actually hurt her (which is why her hair is all loosey-lopsided!), and thing (2) Babygirl is watching Moana. And she loves Moana. So long as I let her watch Moana she’ll let me play with her hair till kingdom come.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Agnes at the End of the World

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Agnes at the End of the World

Pandemic, Kelly McWilliams, Agnes at the End of the World, Dystopia, Cult, Girl, Crows, Cover Love, Young Adult, Romance,
Once, a girl lived in a double-wide trailer on ranchland, beneath a wide white sky tumbled with clouds. The Prophet, a scowling crow of a man, presided over everyone and everything. When the girl wasn’t praying or busy with chores, she’d spin in meadows dancing with bees and dandelions, until Father called her name from the porch: “Agnes, back in the house.”
Run.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dear Universe

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dear Universe

Dear Universe, Florence Gonsalves, Bubblegum, Galaxy, Girl, Curls, Young Adult, Contemporary, Anxiety, Mental Health, Cover Love, Romance, Terminal Illness, Hospital, Friendship
I’ve got my nose lodged in a rack of other people’s clothes when my best friend taps me on the shoulder frantically.
“How about this one?” Abigail asks, shoving a dead cat into my arms.
“Ew.” I jump back and nearly knock over a row of vintage dresses with yellowing sleeves and a certain old-lady smell to their armpits.
“Relax, Cham, it’s rabbit.” Abigail sniffs the collar and wrinkles her nose. “Or was rabbit.”