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Category: First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros

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 ~ The Good Thieves

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Good Thieves

The Good Thieves, Katherine Rundell, Blue, Red Letters, Street, Buildings, Silhouettes, Moon, Cover, Children's Books, Red Awning, Cars, Windows, Lights
Vita set her jaw and nodded at the city in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight.
She stood alone on the deck of the ship. The sea was wild and stormy, casting salt spray thirty feet into the air, and all the other passengers on the ocean liner, including her mother, had taken sensible refuge in their cabins.
But it is not always sensible to be sensible.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex

Charlie Turns into a T-rex, Green, T-rex, Boy, Yellow Letters, Magic, Shapeshifting, Children's Books, Humour, Sarah Horne, Sam Copeland, Green
Charlie McGuffin was being followed.
A malevolent shadow was watching him. Waiting.
Something – or someone – was stalking him through the corridors of the school. A dark presence, menacing, unseen and unknowable –
‘Look, Dylan, I know it’s you following me. I can see you there,’ Charlie said, hands on hips. ‘Can you actually stop? You just look weird doing it. Seriously, Dylan – come out from behind the pillar.’

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Stillhouse Lake

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Stillhouse Lake

Stillhouse Lake, Green, Dark, Orange Letters, Rachel Caine, Rowing, Boat, Paddles, Silhouette
Gina never asked about the garage.
That thought would keep her awake every night for years after, pulsing hot against her eyelids. I should have asked. Should have known. But she’d never asked, she didn’t know, and in the end, that was what destroyed her.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dark Companion

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dark Companion

Dark Companion, Marta Acosta, White Dress, Dark Hair, Girl, Forest, Trees, Darkness
On the night that I die, a storm rages, and the thin glass of the cheap windows shudders as if beaten by fists, and the wind howls like someone calling come away, come away.
I wrench open the back door and run outside.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Tunnel of Bones

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Tunnel of Bones

Tunnel of Bones, Victoria Schwab, Red, Black, Bones, Skulls, Cats, Red Coat, Young Adult, Horror, Ghosts
The train rattles as it moves beneath the city. Shadows rush past the windows, little more than streaks of movement, dark on dark. I can feel the ebb and flow of the Veil, the drumbeat of ghosts on every side.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Last Ones Left Alive

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Last Ones Left Alive

Sarah Davis-Goff, Last Ones Left Alive, Road, Wheel Barrow, White, Black, Zombies
My toenail has blackened, and I have to pull to get it off. You’d feel it, so you would; it’s painful enough. I douse my foot in water, and I leave the nail by the side of the road, and on we go.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Devils Unto Dust

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Devils Unto Dust

Devils Unto Dust, Emma Berquist, Red, Desert, Sand, Zombies, Horror, Young Adult
Life out here is hard, my mother used to say, so you have to be harder. Even she wasn’t strong enough to fight off the sickness. By the end she was just a shell of herself, her skull showing through the skin on her face, talking nonsense when the delirium took her. Sometimes she didn’t know who I was or what was happening. And then she remembered, and it was worse.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dead (A Lot)

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dead (A Lot)

Dead [a Lot], Howard Odentz, Doll, Creepy, Dark, Scars, Zombies, Horror
No one knows what’s going to happen. That’s the way that life works. We’re born, we live, we die, and in between a whole lot of stuff goes down that we can never guess. Not in a million years.
Take me, for example. I never knew my world was going to end. I never thought about it.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Killer Vending Machines Wrecked My Lunch

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Killer Vending Machines Wrecked My Lunch

Killer Vending Machines Wrecked My Lunch, Matt Brown, Paco Sordo, Yellow, Vending Machine, Girl, Running, Children's Books, Humour
Drishya Samod opened her curtains and let out a bone-chilling scream.
“AAAGGGGHHHHHHHHH!”
A face was staring back at her from the window. A hideous, ghostly face with bloodshot eyes and wild, sticky-up hair.
“AAAGGGGHHHHHHHHH!”
Drishya screamed again until she realized that the face wasn’t an angry ghost, or a twenty-foot tall giant who wanted to snatch her from her bedroom and kidnap her. The sun hadn’t quite risen and it was still dark enough outside of her window to reflect her own face back at her. The hideous, terrifying face of a recently-woken eleven-year old.

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ All the Bad Apples

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ All the Bad Apples


On my seventeenth birthday, two things happened.
I came out to my family (somewhat by accident).
And my sister Mandy disappeared.
Died, Deena, Rachel said – our other sister, the middle sister, the one who came between us. Died, not disappeared. But I knew Mandy wasn’t dead.