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Category: Mix n Match

First lines: All will be revealed shortly…

…but in the meantime, here’s a clue.

Try and match these opening lines with the books they belong to!

A. “There is one mirror in my house.”
B. “Dear Ed, in a sec you’ll hear a thunk.”
C. “Everyone thinks it was because of the snow.”
D. “I’ve seen Steelheart bleed.”

And the books they’re from:

Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsBook cover courtesy of Syndetics
Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsBook cover courtesy of Syndetics

Why We Broke Up, Daniel Handler
If I Stay, Gayle Forman
Steelheart, Brandon Sanderson (this one’s a mystery, I know)
Divergent, Veronica Roth

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A. Divergent
B. Why We Broke Up
C. If I Stay
D. Steelheart

How many did you guess? At least one, from the obvious line, I hope.

First lines: Wacky yet intriguing

New blog series! First lines! And can you guess which book each line belongs to?

A. “The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.”

B. “Goebbels materialized on the back patio, right before we moved to Baltimore, and started chewing through the wicker love seat.”

C. “It isn’t true what they say about my brother – that he ate those children.”

D. “Before I died, I hid my secrets in the Master Oak.”

And here are your covers to match them with:

Book cover courtesy of Syndetics Book cover courtesy of Syndetics
Book cover courtesy of Syndetics Book cover courtesy of Syndetics

Dark of the Moon, Tracy Barrett
The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness
Please Ignore Vera Dietz, A. S. King
How To Say Goodbye in Robot, Natalie Standiford

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A. The Knife of Never Letting Go
B. How To Say Goodbye In Robot
C. Dark of the Moon
D. Please Ignore Vera Dietz

How many did you guess? Or were there any you already had memorised?