Top Ten Tuesday

Favorite Opening Lines (Pt. 2) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Today’s all about one of my favorite things: quotes! But not just any quotes, no, I’m talking about OPENING LINES. You know, they carry quite a heavy burden, these opening lines. They are the first impression of a book (well, besides the cover. And blurb.) and as such they are CRUCIAL in getting the reader invested and setting the tone of the story to come. So, a really big deal.

So naturally, I have some favorite opening lines for you. (If you want to, you can alsoΒ check out part one of my favorite opening lines here. ) Enjoy!

To Kill A Kingdom Opening Line
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Serpent & Dove Opening Line
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Six of Crows Opening Line
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The Lost Hero Opening Line
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The Shadows Between Us Opening Line
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Three Mages and a Margarita Opening Line
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Ninth House Opening Line
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The Starless Sea Opening Line
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The Night Circus Opening Line
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Well Met Opening Line
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Tell Me:
Which of these opening lines do you like the most? Any other favorites?

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37 Comments

    1. Interesting quotes. I especially like the first and the fifth ones.

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    2. I hope you’ll love Six of Crows, it’s one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  1. These are great. The Shadows Between Us especially- that one’s awesome. πŸ™‚
    Greg recently posted…Tuesday Tagline #191My Profile

    1. The Shadows Between Us has one of the most intriguing opening lines for sure πŸ™‚

  2. Those are all really great! Love the one for The Lost Hero. Haven’t read the book but it made me laugh. πŸ˜€
    Stephanie @ Bookfever recently posted…Review: Mansa Musa: Emperor of The Wealthy Mali Empire by History TitansMy Profile

    1. Rick Riordan definitely is the king of funny opening (and other) lines πŸ™‚

  3. After seeing The Shadows Between Us on several lists I think I am going to have to get this book.

    I also love the opening line of The Night Circus!

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy The Shadows Between Us!

  4. Interesting quotes. I especially like the first and the fifth ones.

    My TTT.

    Marianne @ Let’s Read recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Opening LinesMy Profile

    1. Thanks! Glad you liked these πŸ™‚

  5. Great post with some really great first lines! I love the Night Circus one and The Shadows Between Us.

    1. Thanks so much!

  6. Well Met has such an interesting opening line!
    Lydia recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Opening LinesMy Profile

    1. It’s definitely a fun opening line πŸ™‚

  7. The Night Circus was on my list as well! I love the sound of To Kill A Kingdom based off of that line – I’m definitely going to bump it up my TBR.

    Erin @ Lavish Literature recently posted…Top Ten Opening LinesMy Profile

    1. I hope you’ll enjoy To Kill A Kingdom when you get to it!

  8. I love that To Kill A Kingdom one. I also had the Ninth House one on my list this week. The Night Circus I have to admit was not one of my favourite books, but it does have a great opening line.
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    1. I love how even if The Night Circus is not a book everybody loves, we all do appreciate the opening line πŸ™‚

  9. Great list! The first line of Six of Crows made my list this week, too, and I love the first line of The Lost Hero.
    Jess @ Jessticulates recently posted…#WyrdAndWonder Top Ten Tuesday | First lines from my favourite fantasy novels (and one novelette)My Profile

    1. Thanks! They are some fun opening lines πŸ™‚

  10. I love these! I have the Shadows one on mine, too. I think it will be on quite a few lists today.

    1. It’s such a good opening line, it definitely deserves to be on some lists πŸ™‚

  11. I love the opening to The Night Circus! So full of whimsy and wonder!

    1. It is such a whimsical quote! And book πŸ™‚

  12. I’m loving Ninth House and The Starless Sea. Those are great opening lines. I really need to keep track of opening lines, and just book quotes in general that I love! Thanks for sharing all of these. You chose some good ones.

    -Lauren
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    1. Thanks! I do love me some quotes, but I definitely need a better way to keep track of them too πŸ™‚

  13. Ooooh I love the opening line to To Kill A Kingdom! Sounds amazing. I’ve had it on my TBR for awhile but I still have to get around to reading it D:

    1. I hope you’ll enjoy To Kill A Kingdome when you get to it!

  14. That Well Met opening line gets me every time. I should have included it today.

    1. It such a fun opening line!

  15. Oh I like that opening line of The Starless Sea. πŸ™‚
    Annemieke recently posted…The Promised Land of Urban Fantasy for Me This May| Plus Some Books I’ve Read in the Subgenre | #WyrdandWonderMy Profile

    1. I love the opening line of the Starless Sea because it gives such a good idea of the style of the rest of the book πŸ™‚

  16. I really ought to read Six of Crows sometime!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
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    1. I hope you’ll enjoy Six of Crows when you get to it, it’s one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  17. While I wasn’t a huge fan of The Night Circus, I did love the opening line! It definitely makes you want to read more. Great post! <3
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    1. It’s definitely one of those classic opening lines πŸ™‚

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