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First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dead Popular by Sue Wallman

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Dead Popular by Sue Wallman

Dead Popular, Pink, Black Letters, Polaroid Photo, Photograph, Pieces, Young Adult, Mystery, Sue Wallman
The waves rolled on to the sand with a slow, gentle swish. It was the loudest sound on the beach. From somewhere up on the cliffs, beyond the wind-stunted trees, came the distant thump of music and the hum of excited chatter. Light from the partial moon gave the water a slight shine, like tarnished metal. Small crabs the size of coins burrowed in the damp sand and insects skittered on the surface. Seaweed lay in stranded heaps.
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian

The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian , Young Adult, LGBT, Grass, Building, People, Friendship, Mental Health, Multiple POV, Young Adult
If you had a choice between telling the truth and hurting someone you love or keeping a secret that eats away at you, which would you choose? I think most people would choose to keep the secret. We weren’t most people. That’s what we would discover in the last months of the twentieth century, those months that changed our lives forever.
Teaser Tuesday ~ People Like Us by Dana Mele

Teaser Tuesday ~ People Like Us by Dana Mele

People Like Us by Dana Mele , Mystery, Murder, Past, Secrets, Young Adult, Thriller, Uniforms
I had Random.org select a % for me (this is an ebook) and it went with 19%! There were many great parts, but this one was the best.
It’s even colder tonight than it was last night, but I have the benefit of my warm wool coat now. The sky is clear and the moon and stars reflect sharply off the still water. I avoid the spot where Brie discovered Jessica’s body and hurry around the shore, making sure to keep under the cover of bushes so I’m not spotted. Now would not be a great time to get caught sneaking out. 
First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Gallant by V.E. Schwab

First Chapter First Paragraph Thursday Intros ~ Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Gallant by V.E. Schwab, Young Adult, Boarding School, Fantasy, Gothic, House, Mystery
Rain drums its fingers on the garden shed.
They call it a garden shed, but in truth there is no garden on the ground of Merilance, and the shed is barely even that. It sags to one side, like a wilting plant, made of cheap metal and moldering wood. The floor is littered with abandoned tools and shard of broken pots and the stubs of stolen cigarettes, and Olivia Porter stands among them in the rusted dark, wishing she could scream.
Teaser Tuesday ~ Win Lose Kill Die by Cynthia Murphy

Teaser Tuesday ~ Win Lose Kill Die by Cynthia Murphy

Win Lose Kill Die, Cynthia Murphy, boarding school, young adult, check list, murder ,mystery
Flipped through the book and landed on page 98 which really made me want to step into the book!
Morton’s library is what I dreamed libraries should look like when I was a little kid: nothing like the shabby bookshelves at my underfunded primary school. All three facing walls are decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows. Each has a “reading nook” built in and they are punctuated throughout with bookshelves that soar up to the high celling. The ceiling is a work of art itself, all original beams and plaster ceiling roses. They even have those massive ladders on wheels so you can get to the books right at the top – I swear I will have my Beauty and the Beast moment before I leave.