Note: The last line is a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t read The Hunger Games trilogy so please steer clear of it.
END OF THE BEGINNING
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer plays perfectly with words making them appear gloriously dark and creepy as proven by the opening line. It is just how I like my mystery to be.
The opening sentence of Five Flavors of Dumb borders on ending up having a dramatic flair and in piquing my curiosity. This book is adorable and Piper is a very cool character. I think we could be best friends.
BEGINNING OF THE END
I think I’d have died if I’ve read Catching Fire when it was first released because that cliffhanger of an ending is a killer. But it’s my favorite kind of a killer. Catching Fire is a shocker book and because of that alone, I just love it the best in the trilogy.
What do you think? Which five does it for you? Are you for beginnings or endings? Leave a link to your post because I’m all for sentences this week!
Great list! I can't believe I forgot to include Dumb on my list. I love that book so much. I can't wait for Just One Year. I find that I prefer Forman's male POV books better. I think I need to order From What I Remember for my library. I love road trip books! Thanks for sharing~Megan
Jen (Books and Other Happy Ever Afters) says
So many people have HP on their list of best beginnings, and I have to agree with you! I love the ending for Just One Day, too. Great quotes, thanks for sharing, Sana!
I included all three Hunger Games books for my favorite endings; they're just so good!
First off, I LOVE your blog look and how make you posts. LOVE it! Now, back to the books! I haven't read most of these, though I have read a few. I like the opening of HARRY POTTER, and I think I favor the ends to the Mara Dyer books over the beginnings. And MOCKINGJAY–that's one line I'll always remember. I just really, really like it, and I don't remember many quotes. I've considered getting it as a tattoo. Thanks for stopping by!
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Janita @ Book, Interrupted says
I'm still kicking myself for not including Harry Potter. It's one of my all-time favourite beginnings, and I love the style. It just makes me want to pick up the book right now! Haha
Vegan YA Nerds says
I'm happy to see Just One Day! I cannot wait for the sequel 🙂
Saru Garg says
I completely forgot about the ending of Catching Fire! Great TTT, and you have an absolutely gorgeous blog. I also love the format you presented the quotes in! New follower via Bloglovin'!
Wow, you have some mad Photoshop skills. I especially love what you did with the first line of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. 🙂
Yes, the beginning of Falling Under was sooo good! I was like what, -gapes-, and was immediately invested with the book 100%.
Great list Sana & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:
Ooooh photoshop! I always wish I spent more time playing with it. I bet my posts would be much better if I did because there so often just text text text. But that'd take more time! I don't have time! Ahhhh!
But pretty! I think "Darkest place I've ever been" is my favorite line here. I'm with you. I automatically wonder if it's mental or physical, and really… I love darkness in a story. I just know it's going to emotional, and I love it.
And yeah, Hunger Games for the win! I REALLY need to reread the books. I could just watch the movies, yeah, but I miss knowing what happened in the books. Stupid book amnesia ><
I definitely agree with what you said about THG! If I had read Catching Fire without having Mockingjay to dive into right after, I would have gone INSANE. That last bit is a total cliffhanger!
Ula (Blog of Erised) says
Great picks! I don't know all of these but I adore HP and THG.
Love the quotes. 😉
Sam (Realm of Fiction) says
I haven't thought about Falling Under in a while, but I forgot how great that opening sentence was! Thanks for reminding me. I also love the rest of your choices, especially Catching Fire. I just about died when I read that for the first time! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Great job on the photoshop! I remember I spent DAYS learning how to use it and not getting very far. It's a time-suck for sure. I love Unbecoming of Mara Dyer quote, and the From What I Remember book totally sold me. I haven't even heard of it before, but the image and the quote immediately made me look it up. Adding that to my wish-list for sure.