Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly event created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is favorite beginnings and endings of books.
1. Between by Jessica Warman
"Wet. It's the first word that comes to mind before I scream." I absolutely love the beginning of this book. Not only is it suspenseful and creepy, but what happens is shocking. I knew what was coming and it still shocked me.
2. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
I think it's more of the preface than the first chapter that gets me. Something about it is so intriguing that even though I've already read the book, each time I think about it I just want to continue. But even the first chapter is fantastic. It hints around mystery that keeps you turning the pages.
3. Shadowlands by Kate Brian
I think the start of this book is amazing. Normally I hate when the start is in a different perspective than the rest of the book, however in this case I absolutely loved it. I was reading in the bad guy's perspective and rooting for the main character, whom I did not know was her just yet. The whole time I was on the edge of my seat, and to this day I'm still afraid of walking through a forest and this happening to me.
4. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
"Felicia Miller was crying in the bathroom. Again." The whole first chapter is just as quirky and entertaining as the first line. I could list of tons of quotes that made me laugh and kept me turning the pages, but to save you from spoilers, I'll direct you to read the first few pages. You won't regret it.
5. All You Get Is Me by Yvonne Prinz
"My mom always promised me she would keep me safe, and then she disappeared. My dad made no such promise." I don't know what it is about the start of this book that I love so much, but regardless, I do. I think it's the simplicity of it.
1. Between by Jessica Warman
I know, I already listed it as the beginning. However, the ending was so shocking, so jaw dropping that my brain could not process it as I read the last words. I was not expecting what happened to have happened. The person who caused the problem was never a thought in my mind.
2. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
"...a perfect paper airplane." If you've read the book, you would understand the meaning in those few words. Each time I get to the end (which has been quite a handful of times) I sob like a baby.
3. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
The book ended with a lot of closure but so much more, "but what will happen next?" As soon as I read the last line I was almost in tears because I wanted more. One of my favorite books of all time, and no matter how many times I make it to the end, I'm still sad it's over.
4. This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
I felt like this book ended with the ultimate goal achieved, however with great loss. Things were laid to rest, but more questions were raised. And the part when Sloane put her hand to the glass window with the zombies is such an amazing scene. I wish I could create such beauty in something so horrible.
5. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
I think the only thing I need to say is a sobbed like I just lost my entire family at the end of this book.