Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wednesday Wordies

Instead of our typical first sentence fun what if I mixed it up? So many people aren’t sure they want to choose a book by the first sentence, but what if I gave you the description of the novel instead? Would that sway your line of thinking?
Below I’ve listed three descriptions. Let’s see if more of them catch your eye now that you’ve been invited into the books world.


1. (BOOK TITLE HERE) Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?


2. (BOOK TITLE HERE) The Official Truth about dating the male human species!

Can taming a gorgeous boy really be as easy as walking a dog?

Circe Shaw is on a mission. She must transform into a fabulously sophisticated journalist and discover the amazing scientific truth about boys. Urgently.

But life is beyond complicated. Circe has to deal with a poisonous rival, her mum’s annoying ‘just friends’ men and her own Dark Past.

Can Circe’s daring investigation really teach her the facts of love?

Will it help her finally get a boyfriend?

Or will it break her heart…?

3. (BOOK TITLE HERE) Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

She’s been Slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?(

First sentences aren’t often as exciting as their premise but descriptions are… which one caught your eye?

12 comments:

S.P. Bowers said...

Ooo, book three!

Theresa said...

Definitely book 1, and maybe book 3

Kelly Marie said...

Book 1 and Book 3 look so good!

Meredith said...

Book 1! So creepy and intriguing. Book 3 looks like fun, too. :)

Teenage Bride said...

Love the change!

I hope you are having a fantastic week Jen!!

Talli Roland said...

Wow, you've got some great ones here! I'm going to go with 1.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well, I HOPE taming a guy isn't as easy as walking the dog!

Britney Gulbrandsen said...

One for sure!!

And three looks good as well!

Enid Wilson said...

I definitely choose by book cover first, then title, then back cover blurb.

Bargain with the Devil

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Ooooh, #1:)

Leslie Rose said...

I am triple intrigued. The walking a dog line from book two cracked me up.

It's A Hardcover Life said...

I heard of Slated and it sounds awesome!