Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines for Random Books on My Shelf I Haven’t Read Yet


Hello, Lovely Bookworms!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

Today’s prompt is Opening Lines. I am going to just pick random books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet and we will just see what those first lines are!



1.) “History might be whittled down until all that remains are shining fables of fairy magic and curse-defying kisses. War go unmentioned in the polished children’s tales of the two girls with rose petal lips and hair of spun gold, the girls whom I was tasked with making queens.” – Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

2.) “A year had passed, but the nightmare began the same way it always did. Princess Anatolia crouched, hidden in the icy shadow of Southern Wall, panting through waves of fear that threatened to cloud her vision.” – Rise of the Dragon Moon by Gabrielle K. Byrne

3.) “Do we really have to play this game?” Delaney asked, the question coming out halfheartedly. She already knew what the response would be. “Come on,” Mariana pushed. “I’m nervous.” – Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener

4.) “Pale fog filled he canyons and valleys of the Gray Range. The Dragon’s Tongue, Great Blade, and other peaks towered defiantly above the mist, tips raised toward the evening sun.” – The Dwarves by Markus Heitz

5.) “I feel the stars. Energy pulses against my skin, murmuring secrets about this small galaxy, about orbits and alignments and asteroids streaming in space.” – Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

6.) “Millie Gerdavey cheated on her boyfriend again. But it’s OK. No one needs to know, right? And no, she’s not going to tell Jack (‘Obviously!’), and she doesn’t want to be with Leo (‘That muppet?’). It was just a one-time thing. Again.” – A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

7.) “She’d never killed before tonight. “Stay back,” her sister hissed. Jana pressed against the stone wall of the villa.” – Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

8.) “”Dead!” a woman screamed. “It’s dead!” My heart shot into my throat, and shocked cries rippled through the station.” – Something Strange And Deadly by Susan Dennard

9.) “”Block!” “Where?” “I can’t tell you where –you’re supposed to follow my movements!” – Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

10.) “Some people say that all the world’s a stage. But here, a shaky scaffold in the paddies, Can hold a universe inside an hour.” – For A Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig


Have you read any books by an author that shares the same name as you? If not, have you read any of these books?

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-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)


14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines for Random Books on My Shelf I Haven’t Read Yet

    1. Thank you! I’m definitely going to try to get to some of these soon. I’m very curious now.


    1. Thank you! I am very curious about that one since I have read other books by those two authors but not together.


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