August 15, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday| The Hook

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog group that comes together to discuss that week's topic. The idea was first curated by the wonderful Lainey at GingerReadLainey and is now run by Samantha over on ThoughtsonTomes. 

If you wish to participate, either on your Blog or Booktube channel then, please, join the group on Goodreads for all the relevant topics.

For this week, we have been thrown a freebie! Which means everyone's blog post is going to be a little more diverse that usual.

My topic for this week is: favourite first line. This was first a topic for August 2016.

These are just a few of my favourite sentences that got me, hook, line, and sinker. 

The night Kate Harker decided to burn down the school chapel, she wasn't angry or drunk. She was desperate.
- This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab 
On the Sabbat of the Twelfthmoon, in the City of Weep, a girl fell from the sky. 
- Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor 
The lucidity, the clarity of the light that afternoon was sufficient to itself, perfect transparency must be impenetrable, these vertical bars of a brass-coloured distillation of light coming down from sulpher-yellow interstices in a sky hunkered with grey cloud that bulge with more rain.
- The Erl-King, Angela Carter 
I like to believe there was more of us in the beginning. Not many, I suppose. But more than there are now.
- The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon 
This is a story about magic and where it goes and perhaps more importantly where it comes from and why, although it doesn't pretend to answer all or any of these questions.
- Equal Rights, Terry Pratchett  


  1. I love that opening line from Strange the Dreamer! Have you read Daughter of Smoke and Bone's? It's pretty famous too! I haven't read This Savage Song, but now I'm intrigued!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress