Project Wonderful

Friday, June 10, 2011

Book Beginnings - Witches of East End


How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week.
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Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family)Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family)  by Melissa De La Cruz
"North Hampton did not exist on any map, which made locating the small, insular community on the very edge of the Atlantic coast something of a conundrum to outsiders,  who were known to wander in by chance only to find it impossible to return; so so that the place, with it's remarkably empty silver-sand beaches, rolling green fields, and imposing, rambling farm houses, became more of a half-remembered dream than a memory."  Prologue - The Town At The Edge of Nowhere

My Thoughts:  Now if you are like me reading over this first line doesn't really grab you. It is when I get farther into the characters that you start to like this book. This a nice description and all but just doesn't help me get interested in that book.  The prologue and chapter titles as grab me as well.

5 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

And yet, this beginning does tease us a little by describing the town and setting the scenes for ominous things that might happen....

Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

Bev Hankins said...

What a great beginning!

Here are my Friday Memes: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-memes.html

pagesofjulia said...

I don't know, I find that beginning a pretty effective grab. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, or one of my favorite little bars here in Houston. :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
That sounds like a wonderful place to live, but I'll bet there's something going on there. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

The Book Gatherer said...

It does sound like a great setting though - on Tuesday I listed my top ten favourite settings as part of the Broke & the Bookish's meme and an island setting was definitely one of my favs! Glad to hear it gets even better after this intro!