Oh, als ik een boek open doe, geniet ik altijd al van de eerste zin! Dit zijn volgens mij de 10 beste openingszinnen in boeken!
“I don’t wake up screaming anymore.”
Restore Me – Tahareh Mafi
“A young queen stands barefoot on a wooden block with her arms outstretched. She has only her scant underclothes and the long, black hair that hangs down her back to fend off the drafts.”
Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
“There is one mirror in my house. It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs. Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month, the day my mother cuts my hair.”
Divergent – Veronica Roth
“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
“I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather. This is where the bed I shared with my sister, Prim, stood.”
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
“The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice. I’d been monitoring the parameters of the thicket for an hour, and my vantage point in the crook of a tree branch had turned useless. The gusting wind blew thick flurries to sweep away my tracks, but buried along with them any signs of potential quarry.”
A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas
“Pick me. It’s all I can do not to scream. I dig my nails into the marula oak of my staff and squeeze to keep from fidgeting. Beads of sweat drip down my back, but I can;t tell if it’s from the morning heat or from my heart slamming against my chest. Moon after moon I’ve been passed over.”
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
“This is the file that almost killed me, director.”
Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
“One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone.”
Gone – Michael Grant
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
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