December 28, 2012

Top 12 First Lines of 2012

First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Grab your current read(s).
  • Share the first line(s).
  • Include the title and author.
Today I am sharing the Top 12 First Lines of 2012.

"Three loud thumps echoed through the floor beneath Hester's feet--a signal that her guests had finally arrived."  ~ Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

"This is all Susana's fault. She had to trot out her little social experiment, 'Pick 5' right when God was confronting me with my greed, excess, materialism, consumerism, envy, pride, comfort, insatiability, irresponsibility, and well, there was other stuff but I want you to like me, so I'll shelve the rest for later." ~ 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker

"Have you ever seen the before and after photos of a woman who has received a makeover? The before pictures capture a plain and original look. The after pictures capture flawless skin, gorgeous eyes, visible cheekbones, and lips kissed with flattering color. The difference is stunning and captivating. The meaning goes deeper than what the eyes can see." ~ Glamour Girl: How to Get the Ultimate Makeover by Megan Mottley

"They tell me I will die here." ~ Guilty Wives by James Patterson

"A photograph captures one's image but is incapable of containing their essence." ~ Patches of Grey by Roy L. Pickering, Jr.

"For a moment, the cameras hold on Peeta's downcast eyes as what he says sinks in. Then I can see my face, mouth half open in a new mix of surprise and protest, magnified on every screen as I realize, ME! HE MEANS ME!"  ~ The Hunger Games: Part II The Games by Suzanne Collins

"It's not every day that I bake a dozen red velvet cakes, learn that my boyfriend has a love child, and I witness a murder. To calm down, I invented a whole menu based on the Miranda warning. My favorite is Anything-You-Say-Can-Be-Used-Against-You Quiche." ~ A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West

"I loved New York with the kind of mad passion I reserved for only one other thing in my life." ~ Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel by Sylvia Day

 "It is said that love is comfort, and that comfort comes from recognition of the beloved."  ~ The Angry Woman Suite by Lee Fullbright

"The missing girl—there had been unceasing news reports, always flashing to that achingly ordinary school portrait of the vanished teen, you know the one, with the rainbow-swirl background, the girl's hair too straight, her smile too self-conscious, then a quick cut to the worried parents on the front lawn, microphones surrounding them, microphones surrounding them, Mom silently tearful, Dad reading a statement with quivering lip—that girl, that missing girl, had just walked past Edna Skylar." ~ Promise Me by Harlan Coben

"When I was twelve, a fortune-teller at the Herbert Hoover Junior High School carnival said to me: 'Gemma Craig, you listen to me. Do not get married. Ever. If you do, you'll end up cooking for a man who'd rather eat at McDonald's; doing laundry for a man who sweats like a rabid pig, then criticizes you for not turning his T-shirts right side out; and cleaning the bathroom floor after a man whose aim is so bad, he can't hit a hole the size of watermelon—" ~ When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

"Not every bitch is a queen. Most chicks are regular." ~ Deeper Love Inside by Sister Souljah


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