Top 10 First Lines – YA Novels

I’m really excited to start this new series of posts! I’ll be sharing a Top 10 on the 10th day of each month, featuring a different book theme every time, and I invite you to share your thoughts or top 10 in the comments below, or in a new post of your own! (Make sure to let me know so I can see your answers.)

This month’s theme is First Lines, more specifically in YA books. Here we go!

TOP 10s

10. Breathe, Sarah Crossan


9. The Blackthorn Key, Kevin Sands


8. If I Stay, Gayle Forman


7. Extraordinary Means, by Robyn Schneider


6. Marked, by P.C Cast + Kristin Cast


5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky


4. This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab


3. Playing for the Dead, Michelle Falkoff


2. Ten Thousand Skies Above You, Claudia Gray


1. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis


So these are my favourite opening lines. Lines that made me read the book,
or even buy the book. What do you think?

Let me know below!

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Of these, I’ve only read “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (I’ve read all the Narnia books, plus a few of his theological writings and 2/3 of his sci-fi trilogy… I just enjoy CS Lewis haha). I saw “Ten Thousand Skies Above You” mentioned in a strip of recommended titles on just a few minutes ago.

    Hmm. Maybe this weekend I will look through my books to see if there were any first-liners that really caught my attention; none come to mind at the moment so I need my memory jogged haha.

    Interesting first lines that you have featured here!

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    1. Have a look through your books! It’s fun to do! Yes. C.S. Lewis is an excellent writer, hihi.
      And to be honest, I haven’t read ‘Ten Thousand Skies Above You’ yet. But, a few other books in this list, I bought it because the opening line gripped me! (I never read the synopsis of a book before I buy it; I just trust the first line!)


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