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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 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers

The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass, Purple, Summer, Love, Romance, LGBT, Artist, Dates,
How do I know it’s love? Because I’ve already thrown up twice, and I haven’t even asked him out yet. Although my friends could’ve done without that information, they agree that my anxiety-induced stomach issues provide the perfect excuse to skip school and ask out my first boy ever.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings

Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake (A Brush with Love #2) by Mazey Eddings, Romance, Dual POV, Yellow, Man, Woman, Sun
There was no place in the world Lizzie Blake loved more than Philadelphia. From the food, to the people, to the kaleidoscope of neighbourhoods, energy pulsed in every crack and crevice of her city, coursing through her with a bubbly type of joy.
But, as Lizzie stared down at the massive pile of shit she’d just stepped in, she hated that she had to question whether it was dog or human.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Muscles & Monsters by Ashley Bennett

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Muscles & Monsters by Ashley Bennett

Muscles & Monsters (Leviathan Fitness #1) by Ashley Bennett , Fantasy, Wolf, Girl, Baking, Cake, Monsters, Romance
My bingo arms shook from overexertion. Yes, you heard that right – bingo arms. You know, the kind all of the old bats at bingo night have when they’re waving their dabbers around. That’s right. At thirty, I had a set of those bad boys.
“Steady, steady. Just a little bit closer,” I said. I’m sure I looked like a crazy person, talking to myself as I struggled to load the largest tier of a wedding cake into the back of my van. My assistant, Selene, had called out today, so I was on my own.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The World’s Worst Assistant by Sona Movsesian

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The World’s Worst Assistant by Sona Movsesian

The World's Worst Assistant by Sona Movsesian, Conan O'Brien, Humour, Non-Fiction, Photograph, Biography, Memoir, Silly, TV
It takes work to be the world’s worst assistant.
It requires the same nerve and dedication as writing a book and asking your boss, a comedic icon and celebrated writer, to write the foreword and then following it up with drivel.
If you bought this book specifically for the foreword, I don’t blame you. I realize what a mistake it was to ask someone who was two-time president of the Harvard Lampoon, a writer on Saturday Night Live, a writer on The Simpsons, and a four-time Emmy winner to write the lead-in to this book. I have done none of those things, but the good news is I get paid for this book and he doesn’t. So I win.
I take pride in knowing that my book has already peaked.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Flip the Script by Lyla Lee

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Flip the Script by Lyla Lee

Flip the Script by Lyla Lee , Pink, Girl, Young Adult, LGBT, K-drama, Movie, Asian, ROmance
I reach out and caress the face of the the boy I’m supposed to love.
“I love you,” I say.
“I love you, too,” he replies, his voice all quiet and tender.
“I’ve had feelings for you for a long time.”
On TV, Bryan Yoon is usually so goofy and cute, but now, when he’s absolutely serious, his gentle eyes have a magnetic pull to them that’s hard to resist. This kind of star power is probably the reason why millions of girls all over the world have posters of Bryan and the other members of NOVA, one of the top K-pop boy bands in the world right now. And why even ahjummas like my mom and her friends are members of their fan café.
I know why I’m supposed to have feelings for him, but in the end, what really gets my heart racing is the thought of Korean fried chicken.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Hide by Kiersten White

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Hide by Kiersten White

Hide by Kiersten White , Horror, Amusement Park, Hide and Seek, Money, Price, Yellow, Ferris Wheel, Roots, Scary
The Amazement Park opened in 1953.
Get lost in the fun! posters advertised, and ti was true; Crowds surged through the gates in the morning and didn’t stumble out again until the sun had set, and spotlights at the exit guided them free. The maps were useless, the You Are Here guides impossible to find. It was a park designed to swallow. Trees loomed over lush grounds. Signature topiary lined every walled and wandering path, adding to the sense of wonder. Roller coasters, swings, carousels, games, houses of love and fun and terror – though the house at the very center was always closed for refurbishment.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Out of the Blue by Jason June

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Out of the Blue by Jason June

Out of the Blue by Jason June, Fantasy, LGBT, Romance, Pool, Merman, Boy, Dual POV, Young Adult
There are a surprising number of similarities between being a lifeguard and being a movie director. Both sit in a labelled chair to watch everything in their surroundings, their eyes squint just as hard thanks to the glaring sun or glaring studio lights, and yelling “CUT THAT OUT!” to kids splashing day-drinking moms isn’t all that different from yelling “CUT!” to actors!
Sitting up her in the lifeguard stand makes me feel in control, like I can direct the movie of my life and everyone in it.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar

The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar, Boy, Girl, Magic, Fantasy, Mythology, Dreams, romance
Eons ago, when time first spun out of nothing like the whorled shell of a nautilus, there lived a boy who loved to swim. The blood of all nagas runs brackish, of course, yet this boy’s affinity for the aquatic surpassed that of even the rest of his kind: at the moment of his hatching, he wiggle free of his gold-speckled egg, his tiny tail uncoiling behind him, and slithered unerringly toward the nearest of Bhogavati’s many beaches. His astonished parents, who had been reaching out to embrace their infant son, were instead forced to pursue him into the layers of lacework foam cast off by the waves that crashed on the lavender shore.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Never Coming Home by Kate M. Williams

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Never Coming Home by Kate M. Williams

Never Coming Home by Kate Williams, Beach, Blood, Sea, Mystery, Young Adult, Murder, Influencers, Island, Survival
You’re not in Kansas anymore. It was the kind of one-liner that immediately made Justice Wilson write people off as boring and unoriginal, but now she couldn’t help but say it to herself. She was halfway around the world, and she liked it.
The tropics swarmed in as soon as the plane doors opened. Wet, humid air that turned walking into swimming, and palm trees whipping in the wind like they were trying to lure customers in to buy a used car. When she’d left Kansas City this morning, or last night, or whenever it was that she’d gotten on the first plane, the hue of the sky matched the concrete, the people were pale, and everything was cold. Now, she was surrounded by heat and a riot of colour. Turquoise sky, emerald leaves, people with golden-brown skin, airline employees dressed in bright florals with flowers tucked behind their ears or pinned on their shirt. It was the kind of place Justice had always dreamed of, but dang, was it hot.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Shop Of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty, Jeff Crowther

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Shop Of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty, Jeff Crowther

The Shop Of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty, Jeff Crowther, Ice Cream, Humour, Worrying, Silly, Chicken, Sister, Villain, Silly
The first thing to know about Limpet is that his favourite ice cream was vanilla.
There was nothing dangerous about vanilla ice cream. Nothing that might jump out and attack you.
Whatever might attack you from an ice cream? you ask.
Limpet knew every way an ice cream might attack you. He had written them all down in his notebook of Things That Might Go (Badly) Wrong.
A chocolate might go up your nose and poke your brain.
Strawberry sauce might cause a wasp to get stuck on your lip.
And then another wasp might attack you to rescue its wasp friend.
Sprinkles might make you sneeze really loudly and Limpet’s one wobbly tooth might fall out in the sneeze and rocket up someone’s nose and that person would have to live with a tooth up their nose for the rest of their life and…