First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday (May 9)

tuesdayFirst Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea! It’s a weekly meme that asks you to share the first paragraph (or two!) of the book you are currently reading or plan to read soon.

Joining me this week is my best friend, Shay! You can find her personal book blog here:

I am STILL working through my seemingly never ending stack of eARCS and this week I am pushing through WITCHTOWN by Cory Putman Oakes.


Near the beginning of this century, with occultism on the rise around the world, a whistleblower from within the pagan community exposed a secret that had long been protected by witches everywhere. The secret was in addition to Learned witches, ordinary individuals who studied pagan practices and who could, with practice, learn to channel a small amount of power for their rituals, there were also so-called Natural witches, people who possessed a tremendous amount of inborn power and who required little or no formal training to wield it.

Honestly, this book is kind of dragging for me. I’m about 115 pages in right now and just kind of blah about which is super strange because I usually love books about witches. It definitely has a WHITE OLEANDER feel about it and I’m hoping it picks up soon.

What do you think about the first paragraph of this book?



cinderCINDER by Marissa Meyer

The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the joint as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist after another. By the time it was extracted far enough for her to wrench free with her prosthetic steel hand, the hairline threads had been stripped clean.

I have read this book cover to cover multiple times before but HONESTLY? How else did you think I was gonna procrastinate on my HUGE ASS TBR LIST?

What do you think about the first paragraph of this book?


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