The first page can often make or break a story. It will either hook the reader into the story, where they can’t read it fast enough to suit their need of knowing what is to happen, or it can turn the reader off so badly they immediately close the book and move on. Check out below which books had me wanting more.
1. City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Bones is the first novel in Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, which just so happens to be one of my favorites and it all came from this book. Clary Fray is just like any other teenager, at least until she finds out the truth about her family and who she really is. After the kidnapping of her mother, Clary is quickly thrown into the world of downworlders and shadowhunters as she fights to save her beloved mother.
2. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Being a huge fan of Dessen’s, I wasn’t shocked that this book had hooked me right off the bat. Life is hard for Sydney at the moment. Her brother just got sent to jail for getting in an accident while driving drunk. Everyone is worried about him, however, Sydney is more worried about the teenage victim. Because of the legal costs for her brother’s trial, Sydney has to attend a new school. It is there that she meets a new group of friends who make her feel seen for the first time in her life.
3. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Everything, Everything is Yoon’s debut novel and it follows the story of Madeline, who has a rare disease that keeps her homebound all of her life. Her house has a special ventilation system to help keep everything sterile. The only people she sees are her mother, and her nurse, Carla, until one day Madeline sees a moving truck next door. Enter Olly, the new next door neighbor who Madeline sees from her window. From the moment that her and Olly locked eyes, her life would change forever.
4. Eleanor And Park by Rainbow Rowell
This was the first novel I had read by Rainbow Rowell and I quickly fell in love. Eleanor and Park are two people who stand out in the crowd. Together, they form a bond over their love of music and comics, which quickly turns into a spark of first love. Even though they both know that the chances of a first love lasting aren’t very high, especially at the age of sixteen, they both are brave enough to try. Check out our review, here!
5. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
The first novel in De La Cruz’s Blue Bloods series, Blue Bloods, takes place in Manhattan, where Schuyler Van Alen discovers that she, and most of her classmates, are really vampires known as Blue Bloods. The action begins when Schuyler notices blue veins on her arms and starts to have flashbacks of ancient times. This is just the beginning of Schuyler’s journey as she uncovers more secrets into her past as well as those of all Blue Bloods.
Let us know which books had you hooked on the first page!
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