First Line Friday: June 8, 2018

Happy Friday!

For those of you who have been reading for a while I tend to post a fun tag or meme on Friday’s to get us into the weekend spirit.

The Book Beginnings on Friday book meme was created by  Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on reading to find out.

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32186084It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington 

Publisher: Vesuvian Books (May 22, 2018)

Print Length: 324 pages

The epidemic struck at the end of the Third World War. Fighting over oil, power, and religion, governments ignored the rise of an anti-bacterial-resistant plague. In just five years, the Earth was annihilated. Only one city survived—Etyom—a frozen hell-hole in northern Siberia, engulfed in endless conflict.

The year is 2251.

Two groups emerged from the ashes of the old world. Within the walled city of Lower Etyom dwell the Robusts—descendants of the poor who were immune to the New Black Death. Above them, in a metropolis of pristine platforms called Lillipads, live the Graciles—the progeny of the super-rich, bio-engineered to resist the plague.

Thrust together in the midst of a sinister plot that threatens all life above and below the cloud line, Mila and Demitri must master their demons and make a choice—one that will either salvage what’s left of the human race or doom it to extinction…

First Sentence

‘No matter how badly I want it to be different this time, in the end I still die. We all do.’


What a sentence to start a book with. My initial reaction to this left me with more questions than answers. Who is the speaker? Is the sentence in the present, past, or future? Who is we? While I am not usually one to read Dystopian Sci-fi’s but if every one were to start like this, I may just change that outlook.

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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.




  1. midnightamythest

    I am currently reading ‘Always and Forever, Laura Jean’ by Jenny Han, the last in the series ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’.
    It starts with: “I like to watch Peter when he doesn’t know I’m looking.”
    Peter is her boyfriend, for those who don’t know, it’s not creepy. 😛
    I just though this was such a sweet way to open the book. I’m sure all those with significant others like to do this; it’s when you often see or notice things that you haven’t noticed before, and it makes you realize how much you like them.

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