Monday, March 20, 2017

Game - Match the Opening Line

Email Entry is now Closed. I'm now editing this post to include answers.

I'd like to thank everyone who played - are are now added below.

1. "Who are we spying on today?" Mical Besen asked, dropping to her knees on the floor next to her sister.
- Shrouded Jewels by Jansina

2. "Sean means self and Kleiner means centered!"
- Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika

3. Hello, my name is Albany York, I have a telepathic connection with my twin sister, Brooklyn.
Twinepathy by C. B. Cook

4. Wayne Tempest locked eyes with the terrified child one last time as he threw himself behind a stranger's Ford Transit parked by the diner's entrance.
- Death Scene by J. J. Francesco

5. A spire twisted its way into the evening sky above a castle, on the side of a dusty mountain in the far southern lands.
- Jeweler's Apprentice by E. Kaiser Writes

6. Clara couldn't contain a scream when she felt herself suddenly thrown off balance.
- Old River Road by Ivy Rose

7. Sun li stared at the freshly cut arcoiris flower.
- The Jammer and the Blade by DJ Edwardson

8. "The red one is mine," he said.
- Duty by Rachel Rossano
(Fun fact on this one - this opening line was chosen by a contest the author held, and though she planned to only write a short story about it, it has turned into a full series)

9. There are many that believe that fairies do not exist.
- Adela's Curse by Claire M. Banschbach

10. Marie glanced down the line of children, and a shiver slipped down her spine.
- Journey to Love by Amanda Tero

11. Robert ran out the back door and into the barn.
- A Mighty Fortress by Faith Blum

12. It had been about six months since anyone had died because they refused to go to school.
- Red Rain by Aubrey Hansen

13. Something scaly crawled across Valerian's cheek.
- Mercy's Prince by Katy Huth Jones

14. I have no imagination.
- The Ankulen by Kendra E. Ardnek

15. The back door creaked as it slowly swung inward on its hinges.
- The Experiment by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Which of these leave you wanting the rest of the book?


  1. I only know three of these, maybe four, and one of them is mine. XD I think I've read a few of the other ones, but I'm really bad at recognizing first lines.

    13: OH MY GRAVY. I read that one and it made me cringe. *shudder* Very intriguing though!

    Also, #12 really caught my attention, and now I want to read that book. :D

    1. #12 is a very good book. I think you would like it.

  2. #12 caught my attention. It has all the elements of a great hook, including unexpectedness and brevity.

  3. I do want to know what #12 is. So definitely awaiting answers. ;)


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