Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 Opening Lines

Top Five Tuesday is a weekly prompt hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. Head over to her blog if you’d like to participate!

Today’s Top Five Tuesday features some of the best opening lines in books I’ve read. Below are some of the first lines that hooked me from the beginning.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

“I placed my thumb and forefinger on the icy flesh, spreading it taut above the breastbone as Uncle had showed me.”

The fact that Audrey Rose, a 17-year-old girl, is performing an autopsy in the 1800s is a reminder that she couldn’t care less about social norms. This is the reason I kept reading about this badass main character.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

“After a year of slavery in the Salt Mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles and at sword-point. Most of the thousands of slaves in Endovier received similar treatment—though an extra half-dozen guards always walked Celaena to and from the mines. 

I mean, come on. What did she have to do to end up here and how lethal is she to have to be escorted by at least SIX guards. She must be one hell of an assassin and I must know more!

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9

“I wonder what kind of sound it would make if I were to smash this glass against the side of his head.”

I desperately wanted to know who she was talking about and what he did to deserve it.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)

“I just punched a girl in the face.”

Read the book. She definitely deserved it.

Verity by Colleen Hoover


“I hear the crack of his skull before the spattering of the blood reaches me.”

Do I even need to say anything? 


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