Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Beginnings: Mockingjay

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

I was blown away by Hunger Games and there was no such thing as middle-book-syndrome for Catching Fire which ended with one heck of a bang. I've been anxiously awaiting this third and final book and here's the first line:

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather.
I like this beginning because it is full of possibilities. That ash could come from anything - fire, cigarette, volcano, cremated remains, etc. And is the ash a good thing or a bad thing?
But mostly I like this beginning because I know what happened at the end of the last book and with this first line I know exactly where she is and why and I can't wait to read more!


  1. This is certainly a popular series! I haven't read any of the books, but this opener is very tantalizing...

    Here's mine:

  2. Great beginning! Here is my 56;

  3. Interesting beginning! Thanks for stopping by mine.

  4. An ominous opening -- I like when the next book of a series picks up where the last one ended.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I'm now following.

  5. Its a good opener. I hear a lot of goof things about this series and I hope I get to read them soon

  6. I haven't read any of this series. This line intrigued me though!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my post!

  7. I haven't read any of this series but I do like the idea of the first line connecting to the previous book.

    Hope you enjoy it.


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