Books to buy based on the first sentence of the book.

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A Court of Mist and Fury

Sarah J Maas

626 pages

“Maybe I’d always been broken and dark inside. Maybe someone who’d been born whole and good would have put down the ash dagger and embraced death rather than what lay before me.”

Listen, this is the second book in the series. Obviously, you should PROBABLY read the first one. I think everyone in the bookstagram/booktok/bookblog world will probably agree the second book of this series is far superior and these two sentences (I know I know, I broke the rule) are proof of that. After Fayre survived under the mountain she returns to Tamlin and upholds her deal with Rhys. However, things quickly aren’t what they seem. Tamlin is…. different. Everything is different. Fayre is different she’s made for more than what Tamlin is letting her do/experience. She must learn how to control her new powers now that she’s been brought into the fae world. She may have survived under the mountain but the fight has just begun and she’s going to have to help figure out how to stop whatever darkness lies ahead of them.


We Were Liars

E. Lockhart

242 pages

“Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family. No one is a criminal. No one is an addict. No one is a failure.” WHAT ARE YOU THEN?!?! This is what I this made think, immediately. Also, no pressure… AT ALL. The Sinclair’s are an elite family who refer to the children in the group as the “liars.”

After an accident happens at their vacation home the Cadence is trying to piece together what happened “that summer.” Unfortunately, no one will tell her anything and everyone treats her like she’s a fragile child and maybe that’s because she is but why?

All I can say is whatever you think is going to happen, isn’t.



Colleen Hoover


301 pages

“I placed two layers of duct tape over Layla’s mouth before I came downstairs, but I can still hear her muffled screams as the deceptive takes a seat at the table.”

I just don’t even know where to begin with this book. Leeds is in a band that he’s thinking about quitting when he meets Layla. She turns his world upside down (for the better.) Its an instant connection. They move quickly and are inseparable. Leeds knows he’s found the one until tragedy strikes and his psycho ex comes back into the picture. Suddenly Layla is no longer herself. Determined to get the spark back he takes her back to the place they first met. Things are no longer what they seem and Leeds is determined to fix it for everyone. This book… all the stars.

Regretting You

Colleen Hoover

(Full Disclosure-I haven’t read this and it’s only on this list because I was hooked by the first sentence but haven’t made it through the long list of TBR books yet. RIP my someday reads.)

363 pages

“I wonder if humans are the only living creatures that ever feel hollow inside.”

Morgan is determined to make sure her daughter doesn’t repeat the same mistakes she did of becoming pregnant at a young age. Clara also doesn’t want to be anything like her mother (typical teenager.) She believes her mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body. When a earth shattering accident happens, relationships will be tested and the family will find comfort in the most unlikely of places.


I already know I’m going to love this book without having read it. I love Colleen Hoover and will read anything she puts out but that first sentence is an attention grabber. If I didn’t have a laundry list of ARC’s to read right now I would devour this book asap.



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  1. Emma

    I love a good first line. It really makes you think. I always give it some real thought whenever I’m writing. The first line is 100% the hook to get people reading. That and a fascinating blurb!

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